Man dies after losing control of motorcycle on Pa. Turnpike

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HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A man was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Hempfield Township Saturday afternoon.

Police said Eric Murray, of Adamsburg Borough, died when he was thrown from the bike shortly before 5 p.m.

According to the Westmoreland County coroner, Murray lost control of the motorcycle and crossed the centerline of the roadway before hitting a guardrail.

Ed Novak, who lives near the scene of the accident, said, “I was cleaning my mom's truck, standing on the running board, next thing I knew I heard a smack into the guardrail.”

Murray was 33 years old.