Police identify man who died after motorcycle crash on I-81 in Cumberland County

Vehicles being rerouted onto Exit 61 after deadly crash on Interstate 81 (Credit: Lynda Weed)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. —  (UPDATE: June 21) Police identified Ralph Aucker, 66, of Elizabethville as the victim of the motorcycle crash on Interstate 81

Authorities were dispatched to the crash in Hampden Township at mile marker 60 just before 3:45 p.m., PennDOT says.

Police say the crash involved a red motorcycle and commercial vehicle.

Officers say the commercial vehicle left the scene.

Aucker, the driver of the motorcycle, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The investigation remains active.

Anyone who has any information on the crash is asked to contact State Police in Harrisburg at 717-671-7500.

Previously reported:

The coroner has been called to a crash on Interstate 81 South in Hampden Township, State Police confirm.

Authorities were dispatched to the crash at mile marker 60 just before 3:45 p.m., PennDOT says.

The crash involved a motorcycle, according to State Police.

Vehicles were being rerouted at Exit 61 (Wertzville Road). The interstate has since reopened.

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