A Jeep SUV heading north on North Sherman Street collided with a dirt bike-style motorcycle going the wrong way on a one-way cross street Sunday, killing
A Jeep SUV heading north on North Sherman Street collided with a dirt bike-style motorcycle going the wrong way on a one-way cross street Sunday, killing the motorcycle's driver. (John A. Pavoncello photo)

A man was killed after driving a motorcycle the wrong way on a one-way street in York City Sunday afternoon.

Jesse Lee Alston Jr., of the 300 block of East Market Street, was killed when a Jeep struck the dirt bike he was riding on North Sherman Street, said York City Police Lt. Steven Butler.

Alston, 38, was likely killed instantly, Butler said.

He died of multiple blunt force trauma, said York County Deputy Coroner Jeffri Goodfellow. No autopsy is planned.

The crash: Police were called to the intersection of North Sherman and Wallace streets at 3:15 p.m. for the crash.

He was riding the dirt bike the wrong way on the one-way Wallace Street when he entered North Sherman Street and pulled out in front of the Jeep, Butler said.

The northbound SUV struck the dirt bike, sending it and Alston sliding about 30 feet on the street.

Alston was pronounced dead at the scene, Goodfellow said.

The woman driving the SUV was not hurt, Butler said. Her name has not been released.

The SUV, which sustained front-end damage, and the motorcycle were towed from the scene.

Investigation: A section of North Sherman Street was closed as police investigated. It reopened about two hours later, just before 5:30 p.m.

As police were clearing the scene, a man who did not want give his name approached police and said he was a friend of Alston's.

After being told about the crash, the friend paused on North Sherman Street, picked up a reflector that came off the SUV and tossed it aside as he wiped his eyes.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the York City Police at 846-1234.