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NORTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in North Huntingdon Township early Saturday morning.

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The crash happened just before 1 a.m. on Lincoln Way between Jones Road and Richmark Drive.

The Westmoreland County coroner’s office says 34-year-old Thomas Poole II, of Greensburg, was traveling north on Lincoln Way.

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Poole failed to negotiate a curve and went off the side of the road, crashing into a gas meter and a telephone pole.

According to the coroner’s office, Poole was thrown from motorcycle and sustained fatal head injuries.

Poole was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The coroner’s office says Poole was wearing a helmet. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash.