A Centre Township man trying to pass a car while on his motorcycle collided head-on with a tractor trailer Wednesday morning, police said.
The Berks County coroner has identified the man as Matthew Bortz, 28. He died of head, neck and chest injuries.
The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Park and Lenhart roads in Richmond Twp. Park Road is also known as Fleetwood-Blandon Road.
Police said Bortz was driving west on Park Road when he went into the eastbound lane and hit the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Met-Ed crews responded to the scene because the tractor trailer hit a utility pole.