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A motorcycle rider was going too fast for conditions when he lost control on a sharp curve

A motorcycle rider was going too fast for conditions when he lost control on a sharp curve on a Lehigh County road, flipping the bike on its side and sliding 72 feet into a house, Pennsylvania State Police said.

State police at Bethlehem released more details about the Thursday night crash on Park Avenue in North Whitehall Township that claimed 36-year-old Jesse Jones, of Washington Township, Lehigh County.

Jones was riding about 9 p.m. Thursday when he approached a sharp right curve on Park Avenue, troopers said. The limit on that stretch of road is 35 mph.

Jones lost control of the motorcycle and the bike flipped onto its side, according to state police. Both the bike and Jones slid 72 feet, from the road into a nearby front yard in the 3700 block of Park Avenue, troopers said.

Jones, who was wearing a helmet, hit the brick edging of the house and suffered fatal injuries, state police. Jones was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, where he was pronounced dead at 10:40 p.m.

The cause of death was blunt force injuries due to the crash, and Jones’ death was ruled an accident.

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