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UPDATE: Motorcyclist dead; Rt. 54 expected to be closed into evening

ELYSBURG - A motorcyclist has died in an accident on Route 54 west of here.

Emergency responders performed CPR for a time, but the rider has died.

The accident occurred at the top of a hill about one mile from Elysburg, where the motorcycle apparently collided head-on with a van. A sign on the van said "School Students." The driver of the van was reported as shaken up and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center.

Northumberland County 911 dispatched emergency responders to the area of Route 54 and Sleepy Hollow Road at 3:10 p.m.

Route 54 is closed in both directions and traffic is backed up throughout the area.

Emergency responders anticipate the road will be reopened to traffic sometime early this evening, according to PennDOT.


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