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Deadly motorcycle accident closes stretch of Route 222

Published On: Jun 25 2013 11:02:50 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 26 2013 10:31:11 AM EDT
Fatal motorcycle accident

Matt Schaffer/69 News


Police have identified the man who was killed in a motorcycle accident that closed a stretch of Route 222 late Tuesday night.

Gregory Wentzel died when his motorcycle struck the center guard rail at the Spring Ridge Drive overpass in Spring Township shortly before 10:30 p.m., police said.

Wentzel, 48, of Robesonia, Berks Co., was not wearing a helmet, police said.


Route 222 North was closed at the Spring Ridge interchange for several hours while Spring Township police and the Berks County district attorney's accident reconstruction team investigated the accident.