Motorcyclist dies in I-81 crash

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A motorcyclist died late Tuesday after crashing into a PennDOT truck on Interstate 81 in Cumberland County.

State police said the 54-year-old Lakewood, Colorado man was traveling at an unknown speed and struck the truck’s rear crash bar around 11:45 p.m.

The PennDOT crash truck was traveling behind a line painting crew working in the center lane near mile marker 61 in Hampden Township and was going about 8 mph police said.

The motorcyclist was thrown from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not immediately release his name.

The PennDOT driver was not injured.

Police are still investigating the crash.

This story has been updated to correct the driver’s age and hometown.

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