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SHILLINGTON, Pa. - Police have released the name of the man who died after the van he was driving crashed at a high rate of speed in Berks County.

The man was identified Friday morning as Jason Taylor, 44, of Reading.

Police told 69 News that Taylor was driving more than double the 25 mph speed limit along Pennsylvania Avenue in Shillington late Thursday afternoon, when his van went up on the sidewalk and rolled onto its side in front of a home.

Taylor, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, police said.

The same van, police said, was involved in a hit-and-run crash that happened on Rose Court moments before the fatal wreck.

No other injuries were reported.