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Motorcyclist killed in Washington County crash

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Friday, May 9, 2014, 12:06 a.m.

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday night in a crash in Washington County.

Joseph Orson Barni, 49, of Washington, died in the crash that occurred at approximately 7:50 p.m. along Route 844 in Independence Township, near Avella, according to county coroner S. Timothy Warco.

Barni was traveling east when he crossed the center of the roadway while rounding a bend and collided with an oncoming automobile, Warco said.

State police are investigating.



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