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Motorcyclist in fatal Bell Township crash identified by police

August 23, 2018

A North Huntingdon man was killed in a crash Saturday in Bell Township after failing to stop at a stop sign, according to the Westmoreland County coroner and state police.

Authorities said Kevin R. Thompson, 45, was traveling south on Route 819 at 1:09 p.m. and drove his Harley Davidson motorcycle through the road’s intersection with Route 380.

Police said his motorcycle was hit by a Chevrolet Camaro that was travelling west on Route 380. Police said the car’s female driver had stopped at the intersection prior to the collision. She was not injured.

Thompson’s passenger, identified by state police only as a 41-year-old woman, was flown by medical helicopter to an area hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

Thompson was not wearing a helmet, the coroner said. He was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force injuries. Toxicology results will take several weeks.

James W. Shirley Funeral Home in North Huntingdon will handle arrangements.

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