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Motorcyclist dies after crash in Latrobe

| Friday, May 17, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
Brian F. Henry | Tribune-Review
Latrobe Police Officers work the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident on Ligonier Street in Latrobe on Friday, May 17, 2013.

A Latrobe man died after the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon.

Charles D. Bancroft, 42, was pronounced dead at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital at 3:14 p.m.. An autopsy will be performed Saturday.

Bancroft was traveling north on Ligonier Street about 2:30 p.m. when a Ford Explorer struck the back of the motorcycle, according to a news release from the Westmoreland County Coroner's office.

Bancroft, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to the hospital.

Cause and manner of death will not be determined until after the autopsy is completed, officials said. Toxicology tests are also pending the autopsy.

Barnhart Funeral Home in Greensburg will handle funeral arrangements.

Latrobe police are investigating the crash.

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