Motorcyclist crashes, dies

LEWISBURG – A 40-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Sunday morning when the unit crashed on Ridge Road, near Yonkin Road in Union County’s White Deer Township, state police said.

Craig A. Kratzer, of New Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene by county Deputy Coroner Bradley Miller, police said.

Kratzer was traveling west on Ridge Road when he failed to negotiate a right curve about 1:55 a.m., police said. He was thrown from the cycle when it struck a drainage culvert east of Yonkin Road, police said.

Ridge Road was closed for about three hours, police said.