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Fatal accident closes section of Route 309 in Schuylkill County

Brian Bittner of Barnesville died at the scene

One killed in motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County

RUSH TWP., Pa. - Officials confirm that one person died Wednesday night in a motorcycle accident in Schuylkill County.

The accident happened at 7:15 p.m. on Route 309/Claremont Avenue near Ye Old Hauto Road in the village of Hometown in Rush Township.

According to Rush Township Police, 38-year-old Brian C. Bittner of Barnesville was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Claremont Avenue when he crossed the double yellow lines and struck the rear driver side of a Chevrolet Impala going south on Claremont Avenue.

Bittner continued northbound and struck a parked car in the parking lot of Seitz Bros. in the unit block of Claremont Avenue.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries occurred in the accident.

The highway was shut down until 9:05 p.m.

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