Man Dies in Fiery Motorcycle Crash

Published 07/05 2014 07:36PM

Updated 07/05 2014 07:53PM

GALLITZIN TOWNSHIP, CAMBRIA COUNTY - State Police in Ebensburg are continuing to investigate the fatal crash that happened just before 9:30 Friday night on Route 53, between Spindley City and Taddy Roads in Gallitzin Township.

The Cambria County Coroner says 55-year-old William Schiwieters of Loretto was riding his motorcycle on Route 53 when a pickup truck driving the opposite direction crossed the center line, hitting Schiwieters head on. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still looking into whether or not speed and or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The driver of that pickup truck was taken UPMC Altoona. No word on his condition.

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