Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash near Pine Grove

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Troopers say speed played a role in a deadly motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County.

It happened early Saturday morning near Pine Grove.

According to state police, Derek Soper, 23, of Pine Grove, was on Route 443 around 2 a.m. when he skidded off the road and into a wall. He later died at the hospital.

Troopers said Soper was wearing a helmet.

The deadly crash is under investigation in Schuylkill County.

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