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Police: Alcohol a factor in wreck that killed motorcycle passenger

OLEY TWP., Pa. - Alcohol was a factor in a deadly crash that claimed the life of a motorcycle passenger in Berks County, State police said.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. Saturday in the unit block of Main Street in Oley Township.

Police said a motorcycle driven by 47-year-old David Sharman of Fleetwood crashed after a deer crossed into the path of the motorcycle.

The passenger, 41-year-old Elizabeth McVicker of Fleetwood, died at Reading Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, police said.

The driver sustained moderate injuries.

Both the driver and passenger were wearing helmets.

Police said alcohol was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

So far, there's no word from police on whether charges will be filed.


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