NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP, Pa -- A biker on a stolen motorcycle is dead after a crash Thursday morning in Schuylkill County.
It happened around 8 a.m. on Route 61 south near Frackville.
Troopers said the victim Rafael Mateo, 29, of Hazleton, was driving a motorcycle that was stolen in Virginia.
According to troopers, Mateo was speeding south on Route 61 when he tried to drive between two big rigs but clipped the back of one of the trucks and lost control.
Investigators said he died at the scene.
Route 61 was closed in both directions near the wreck Thursday morning.