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Pine Haven man killed in motorcycle crash


April 30, 2020

The Crook County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a motorist Sunday evening, April 26 regarding a motorcycle accident discovered along the Old Sundance Road, near the intersection with McKean, east of Pine Haven.

According to Crook County Undersheriff Todd Leimser, 67-year-old John Knospler of the Pine Haven area was allegedly traveling east on Old Sundance Road at an excessive rate of speed and not wearing a helmet. He failed to negotiate the right hand curve, left the roadway on the north side and struck a fencepost.

Knospler sustained a significant head wound and multiple compound fractures to the left leg among other injuries and was deceased when discovered. Leimser said that it is unknown how long, precisely, the man and bike lay along the fence line before being seen by the passerby.


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