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A York County motorcyclist was killed Sunday night in a crash in Newberry Township.

John Edward Fritz, 48, of Moore’s Mountain Road in Fairview Township, struck the rear of a minivan about 7 p.m. in the area of Route 177 and Old Rossville Road, after the vehicle stopped suddenly, according to a York County Coroner’s Office news release.

Fritz, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from his motorcycle onto another vehicle in the opposing lane, the coroner’s office said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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