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DERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was injured in a crash in Westmoreland County on Monday.

It happened in Derry Township just after noon.

According to the Westmoreland County coroner’s office, the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling north along Route 981 near Shannon Lane when it crossed the center line and struck a motorcycle that was traveling south.

Both the motorcyclist and his female passenger were thrown from the bike.

The motorcyclist — identified as 59-year-old Bruce Miklavic Sr., of Gibsonia — suffered multiple blunt force injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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His female passenger suffered leg injuries. Her condition is unknown.

Both were wearing helmets.

The driver of the Jetta was taken to the hospital with a shoulder injury.

Further details have not been released at this time.

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