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Beaver County man dies in motorcycle crash

| Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Beaver County man died after a motorcycle accident early this morning, state police said.

Justin Carland, 28, of Industry, died at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital just before 2 a..m., police said. Carland was flown there after the 12:05 a.m. crash on Interstate 376 in Chippewa.

Police said Carland was speeding when his motorcycle went into the median of the road, traveled 430 feet, and hit a guide wire post. Carland was thrown from the motorcycle and hit another post, police said, while his motorcycle slid another 80 feet before stopping.

Police said Carland was wearing a helmet. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Carland died of trunk and leg injuries, and ruled the death accidental. Toxicology reports are pending, the office said.

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