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1 dead in fatal motorcycle accident in Tobyhanna

TOBYHANNA, Pa. - The Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on PA State Route 196 in Tobyhanna, according to a release from police. 

The crash took place on Thursday around 5 p.m. 

According to police, the motorcycle was traveling north on PA 196 on Tuesday and left the roadway for unknown reasons. 

The operator of the motorcycle was flown to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton for evaluation and treatment. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner, police say. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation at this time. The names of the driver and passenger are being held pending notification of next of kin. 

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