Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Schuylkill County

WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Hollenbrush Lane and Route 61 near Orwigsburg.

State police say Gary Purcell, 61, of Pottsville, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a truck that was making a U-turn. Troopers say he was wearing a helmet.

Route 61 was closed while police investigated and crews cleaned up the wreck.

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