Police in Fairview Township are investigating two fatal motorcycle crashes that happened in just as many days.

The first of the two crashes happened on Siddonsburg Road just before 11 p.m. Thursday. Motorcyclist Wayne Harmon, 60, of West Ridge Road in Monaghan Township, was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle crash, according to township police.

Police say Harmon was riding eastbound on Siddonsburg Road when his motorcycle left the road at Markham Court. He was reportedly with a second motorcycle, and police are looking for its driver.

Harmon, who was wearing a helmet, died of multiple injuries, said York County Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley, adding no autopsy is planned.

Second crash: Thirty-five-year-old Richard Kane of Millersburg in Dauphin County was pronounced dead at the scene of the second crash — this one involving two vehicles on Friday night, police said.

Kane was driving a motorcycle south on Old York Road when he crossed the center line in the 200 block and collided with a Dodge pickup truck, according to township police.

"His cause of death is multiple-blunt force trauma," Stable said, adding Kane was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The fatal crashes are the second and third ones involving motorcycles reported in York County so far this year.


Statewide: Across the state, crashes involving motorcyclists were down last year compared to 2012, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation marking May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Nearly 3,500 crashes involving motorcycles occurred in the state in 2013, 500 fewer than in 2012. The crashes in 2013 resulted in 181 motorcyclist fatalities, as opposed to 210 in 2012.

Anyone with information about the crashes in Fairview Township is asked to call police at (717) 901-5267.

Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo contributed to this report.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.