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Motorcyclist dies in Muddy Creek Township crash

October 18, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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A New Castle man was killed early Sunday when he crashed his motorcycle on Route 422 in Muddy Creek Township, authorities said.

Joseph Kerr, 50, was apparently following his son, who was on another motorcycle, when he lost control of the bike around 12:30 a.m., about one mile west of Route 528.

Kerr was pronounced dead at the scene, said Butler County Coroner William Young III. He died of blunt force trauma to the head and chest. There was no autopsy.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.