One dead in Berks County motorcycle-tractor trailer accident
Motorcycle driver died at the scene
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.
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