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Man dies after crash on I-70 in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — A man died after a crash on Interstate 70 in Washington County on Thursday afternoon.

Washington County 911 said the crash happened between the Murtland Avenue and Jefferson Avenue exits.

Pennsylvania State Police said a motorcycle clipped a Ford Explorer just before 3 p.m.

State police said the motorcycle was entering traffic from I-79 onto I-70. The motorcycle merged into the middle lane, striking the Ford Explorer on the rear passenger side.

The driver of the motorcycle separated from the bike and slid a significant distance.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Fred Blake Jr., 71, the driver of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead in the hospital.

No additional injuries were reported.

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