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July 5, 2013

Motorcyclist killed in Bedford County - 07/06

BEDFORD, Pa. — A Greencastle man was fatally injured when he lost control of his motorcycle early Thursday in the Mann municipality of Bedford County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Lester Crawford Jr., 51, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bedford County coroner, police said.

The accident occurred at about 2:20 a.m., when Crawford was operating his 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound on Big Creek Road at the Monroe/Mann townships line, police said.

The motorcycle exited the west side of the roadway while attempting to negotiate a left-hand curve. The vehicle continued out of control before it struck a guardrail along the east side of the roadway and ejected the operator, police said.

The accident investigation is continuing.

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