Coroner: 2 die in York County motorcycle crashes over weekend


Two York County men in their 20s died in single-vehicle motorcycle crashes over the weekend, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

David E. Miller Jr., 28, of the first block of South Main Street in Loganville, crashed at about 2 p.m. Saturday in the 7000 block of Susquehanna Trail South in Springfield Township, the coroner's office said. The coroner's office was called to the scene of the crash about 25 minutes later, and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Corey Hadsell, 24, of the 300 block of Rhonda Drive in West Manchester Township, was pronounced dead at the scene of his single-vehicle crash that occurred at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Biesecker Road in Jackson Township, according to the coroner's office.

Hadsell crashed into a fence, the coroner's office said. His cause of death was multiple blunt-force trauma to the head, according to the coroner's office.

Both crashes were ruled to be accidents, and autopsies will not be performed on either man, the coroner's office said.

State police continue to investigate Miller's crash, while Northern York County Regional Police are still looking into Hadsell's. Both men's next of kin have been notified of their deaths.

York County Coroner Pam Gay said the number of motorcycle fatalities this year is about average. There has been a rise during the summer, which is normally the case, as more people are riding in the nicer weather, she said.

In Pennsylvania, riders are not legally required to wear helmets, but the York Motorcycle Club has stated that they recommend that all bikers wear helmets.

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