Army veteran dies in Cranberry Twp. motorcycle crash

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CRANBERRY, Pa. - Cranberry police said speed may have been a factor in a motorcycle crash that killed a Bellevue army veteran Monday night.

Investigators said Roger Haynes, 31, and another motorcyclist were driving north on Freshcorn Road around 5:15 p.m. Monday.

As the two approached the intersection with Heights Road, a vehicle was stopped on the road to turn left, police said. The other motorcyclist stopped behind the vehicle, but Haynes crossed into the opposite lane, went off the road and slammed into a tree.

Police said Haynes, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His sister, Tamika Haynes, said he served in Iraq for more than a year and a half and was the father of a 7-year-old daughter.

“He was an all-around great person. He was like a father to my son, just a really great guy.” she said.

Authorities are reconstructing the accident as their investigation continues.