Motorcyclist killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash identified

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Speed is believed to be a factor in an early morning motorcycle crash in Westmoreland County that killed a McKees Rocks man, according to the Westmoreland County coroner's office.

Leonard J. Rhominski, 24, was riding his motorcycle west on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Penn Township shortly before 1:45 a.m, deputy coroner Timothy P. O'Donnell said.

He did not successfully make a bend in the road and crashed into a guide rail, throwing him off the bike, Mr. O'Donnell said.

Mr. Rhominski was wearing a helmet.

The coroner's office ruled the crash an accident.

Toxicology results are expected in two weeks, Mr. O'Donnell said.

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Molly Born:, 412-263-1944 and on Twitter: @borntolede. First Published May 9, 2013 7:15 AM


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