Clarion County, PA – We now know the identities of two people who were killed in a car versus motorcycle crash in Clarion County on Monday night.

It happened around 7:30 on State Route 66 at its intersection of Wisner Road, near Shippenville.

A 19-year-old Venango County man, Tyler Schwabenbauer of Franklin, made a left turn at the intersection, striking a motorcycle.

The two people on the motorcycle, 37-year-old Jared Felmlee of Seneca and 35-year-old Barbra Burkhardt of Shippenville, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Schwabenbauer and his passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Hawthorn, both escaped without any serious injuries.

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Visit the PennDOT motorcycle page to learn how motorcyclists and driver alike can stay safe on the roadway.

Safety Tips for Motorists Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

  • Look out for motorcyclists — be aware that motorcycles are small and may be difficult to see. Check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes and at intersections. Large vehicles can also block a motorcycle from a motorist’s view and a motorcycle can suddenly appear out of nowhere.
  • Allow more following distance — leave at least four seconds when following a motorcycle.
  • Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic.
  • Respect a motorcycle as a full-size vehicle with the same rights and privileges as any vehicle on the roadway. Allow a motorcyclist a full lane width as the motorcyclist needs the room to maneuver safely in all types of road conditions.

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