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Reading man dies in Ontelaunee motorcycle crash

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:57:48 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 14 2013 12:21:59 PM EDT

Fatal motorcycle accident


A 55-year-old Reading man was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday night in Ontelaunee Township.

It happened at around 9:45 p.m. at Lake Shore Drive and Ontelaunee Drive in Ontelaunee Township.

According to emergency radio reports, the motorcycle crashed into a tree.


The Berks County Coroner's Office on Saturday identified the victim as Brian Raess, of the 1000 block of North 5th Street in Reading.

Raess was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Coroner's Office has ruled the death accidental, caused by blunt force trauma to the head and chest.