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Motorcyclist killed in Salem Township collision

| Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6:23 p.m.

A Salem man was killed when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle Thursday afternoon in the township.

Jonathan B. Muka, 27, of Hoya Street, Forbes Road, died at the scene, according to the Westmoreland County Coroner's Office.

Muka was riding his motorcycle north on Route 819 shortly after noon when it collided with the other vehicle, which was traveling south, the coroner's office said. The collision occurred about 500 yards north of Kunkle Road.

Muka was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Timothy P. O'Donnell at 1:10 p.m. Muka was not wearing a helmet.

The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy. Toxicology test results will not be available for several weeks, the coroner's office said.

State police at Kiski Valley are investigating.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Pantalone Funeral Home in Greensburg.

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