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Authorities identify rider in fatal Montgomery County motorcycle wreck

Crash occurred Monday night in Upper Hanover Twp.

U. HANOVER TWP., Pa. - Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who died Monday night in a crash along Route 663 in Montgomery County.

Pennsylvania State Police with the Skippack barracks said 26-year-old Curtis Barrett, of Quakertown, was killed when he crashed his Yamaha motorcycle in the 1200 block of Route 663 in Upper Hanover Township.

The wreck occurred about 8:30 p.m. near the Shady Nook Café. State police said Barrett was driving south along Route 663 in the left lane and moved into the right lane.

Investigators said Barrett lost control of his motorcycle on a curve on the road. The motorcycle hit a curb, and Barrett was thrown from the motorcycle.

Police said Barrett died from the injuries sustained in the crash.

State police were assisted by the Upper Perk Police Department, Upper Perkiomen Ambulance, the Pennsburg Fire Co. and Pennsburg Fire Police.

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