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One Killed, One Injured in Motorcycle Crash

Police investigating what led to fatal wreck.

SOMERSET TOWNSHIP, SOMERSET COUNTY - State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.

They said the driver of the bike rear-ended a stopped vehicle that was trying to make a left-hand turn from State Route 985 onto Bakersville Edie Road. That's near Sipesville, Somerset County. It happened around 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

The driver of the motorcycle was 58-year-old Scott James. He died from chest and head injuries.

His passenger, Valerie James, was thrown from motorcycle. A car in the opposite lane ran over the 29-year-old's legs. She was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. No word on her condition.

No one in the other vehicles was hurt.

State Police are still trying to determine if speed was a factor in the crash.

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