Woman killed in Fayette County van-motorcycle collision
A Glenville woman was killed Friday evening when a van crashed into a motorcycle on Bruceton Road in Henry Clay Township.
Kelly J. Oberdick-Palmer, 55, was a passenger on the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital, where she was airlifted after the crash, according to police. The motorcycle's driver, Loren D. Riebling, 49, of Glenville, was injured in the crash. The severity of his injuries is unknown. Both were wearing helmets.
According to police, the Chevrolet Express van driven by Ira D. Hammond, 44, of Confluence, was traveling south when it crossed into the opposite lane at about 5:37 p.m., hitting the northbound motorcycle. Hammond was uninjured.
The van is owned by RJT Trucking, a contractor for FedEx, according to police.
State Route 281 was closed for four hours after the crash.
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.
- Connellsville burning rules set to kick in
- Inaugural food, toy drive slated for Connellsville
- Everson volunteer firefighters set to sell hoagies
- Perryopolis police officer dies in Route 51 crash
- Connellsville man admitted drinking, fighting with victim before deadly 2013 crash, trooper testifies
- Cochran House tours to benefit food bank
- Fallen Perryopolis police officer chased his dream
- Connellsville Area High School Chamber Ensemble awaiting word on sing-off
- Fayette County judge refuses to dismiss dragging case against Hiller man
- Stanley Cup coming to Ice Mine in Dunbar Township
- Students contribute talents to Connellsville parks