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Motorcyclist Dead, Another Injured in Pennsylvania Crash

A motorcyclist was killed and second person was injured as a result of a three-vehicle crash on Route 30 near Columbia.

Details of the Columbia Motorcycle Accident

According to reports, the crash occurred late Wednesday when a motorcycle struck the back of a Jeep in the westbound lanes of Route 30. A second motorcyclist was also involved in the collision, though it is unclear which vehicle she struck.

The operator of the first motorcycle, Evan Grimes, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second motorcyclist, Alicia Hughes, 31, was transported to Lancaster General Hospital.

The driver of the Jeep was uninjured.

Motorcycle Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

  • 4,295 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2014.
  • Helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and about 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries.
    • Only 19 states and the District of Columbia mandate helmet use by all riders.
  • Per mile traveled in 2014, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 27 times the numb



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