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Martinsburg man killed in motorcycle accident

June 18, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man died after an accident Sunday night on Weaver Lane in Berkeley County in which he was thrown from his motorcycle, West Virginia State Police said.

Ryan Andrew Hart, 26, of Martinsburg was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said in a news release.

W.Va. State Trooper First Class J.J. Bowman and Trooper G.W. Merkich determined the motorcycle was traveling west on Weaver Lane and crossed the center portion of the roadway, at the crest of a hill, according to a state police news release.

The motorcycle traveled into the opposing lane and crashed head-on into a silver Saab SUV driven by Janet Kline, 64, of Falling Waters, W.Va. Hart was thrown backwards over an embankment, striking a telephone pole support wire, police said.

The call was dispatched at 7:31 p.m., according to a Berkeley County dispatcher.

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