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Biker killed in Carbon County crash

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:31:28 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 19 2013 01:21:22 PM CDT

Fatal crash in Carbon County

PENN FOREST TWP., Pa. -

Alcohol may have played a part in an accident that left a Carbon County woman dead Sunday night, police said.

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on Route 903 in Penn Forest Township, also known as Katner's Mountain Road.

A motorcycle operated by Paul Herman, of Jim Thorpe, was driving north on Route 903 when it collided with a car driven by Steven McKenzie, also of Jim Thorpe., police said.

A passenger on the motorcycle, Debra VanPatten, of Jim Thorpe, died at the scene, officials said.

Both drivers were suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.