Sewickley man dies in Route 28 motorcycle accident
A Sewickley man died when he crashed his motorcycle on Route 28 in O'Hara, state police said.
George P. Williams, 65, lost control of his Harley-Davidson Street Glide at 8:35 p.m. Saturday on a right curve while traveling southbound near the RIDC Park exit, troopers said. The motorcycle went off the west side of the highway, striking a curve sign and sliding through the grass median before hitting a guard rail. Williams landed on the off ramp.
Emergency workers transported Williams to UPMC St. Margaret near Aspinwall, where he was pronounced dead at 9:26 p.m.
State police reported Williams failed to drive the motorcycle at a safe speed. A thunderstorm moved through the region at the time. Troopers continue to investigate the wreck, which closed Route 28 until about 11:30 p.m.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Woman, 77, dies in Monroeville house fire
- PennDOT says inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close around-the-clock this weekend
- Wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and snow bearing down on Pittsburgh area
- Psychiatrist: Man accused of setting Homestead fire not competent to stand trial
- Medical examiner identifies man in Pleasant Hills police standoff as Justin Hay
- Uber gains PUC approval to operate in most of Pa. for 2 years
- Beaver County man arrested in 24-year-old Clinton County cold case
- Pittsburgh cracks down on overcrowded houses
- Pa. police departments worry order on criminal seizures hurts bottom line
- New Turnpike Chairman Sean Logan institutes Wolf’s gift ban at commission
- 2 arrested in Wilkinsburg shooting