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.
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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