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One person dead after motorcycle crash in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa.– One person is dead after a late Monday night motorcycle crash.

Kevin Knight, 40, of Mercersburg perished in the crash.

The crash occurred around 11:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Buchanan Trail West near Stoney Batter Road in Peters Township.

Knight was attempting to negotiate a left, downhill curve in the roadway when he lost control of his 1998 Honda motorcycle.

Knight attempted to brake heavily, but struck a guard rail and flew from the motorcycle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene despite wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.