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Boswell motorcyclist killed in collision

A 23-year-old Boswell man was killed Saturday evening when his motorcycle hit a truck, according to state police.

State police in Somerset said they took Leroy L. Lepley, 56, of Boswell into custody in connection with the death of Jessey T. Morrison, also of Boswell.

Morrison was traveling on Main Street on a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle at 6 p.m. when a Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by Lepley on Hower Avenue crossed into the path of Morrison’s motorcycle. Morrison’s motorcycle hit the front passenger side of the pickup truck, throwing the victim from his bike, according to police.

Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller said Morrison died of blunt force trauma en route to the hospital.

Police said appropriate charges would be filed against Lepley pending a reconstruction of the crash and once blood test results are obtained.


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