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2 people killed in motorcycle crash in Chestnuthill

CHESTNUTHILL TWP., Pa. - Two people were killed in a crash involving their motorcycle and a car in Monroe County on Wednesday.

Map: Fatal motorcycle crash in Monroe County

The motorcycle was cresting a hill on Toll Road, near Jonas Road, in Chestnuthill Township when it hit the rear of a car that had stopped for a school bus, state police said.

The motorcycle operator, Daniel Weir, 22, of Effort, died at the scene; his passenger died at Pocono Medical Center, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Her name has not been released.

Neither victim was wearing a helmet, police said.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Police said they believe speeding played a role in the crash.

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