WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP -- A busy roadway was closed for hours following a deadly crash in Schuylkill County.
Authorities tell us two motorcycles and a truck collided on Route 61 near Orwigsburg. It happened in the northbound lanes just before 4 p.m. Monday.
The coroner identified the victim as Neiko Zalonka, 25, of Schuylkill Haven.
Troopers said Zalonka and another man, Stephen Yourl, 30, of Auburn, were riding motorcycles on Route 61. Another driver, Derek Reber, 19, of Cressona, was making a left turn from Route 61 onto Cinema Boulevard. Investigators said he didn't see the motorcycles coming because of how fast they were going. Zalonka's bike hit the passenger side of Reber's truck. Yourl's bike swiped the front of the truck.
Troopers said Yourl was flown to the hospital with serious injuries. Reber was taken by ambulance with minor injuries,
Route 61 was closed for several hours. It reopened around 9 p.m.