Thomas Blaine Houk

Thomas Blaine Houk

A Mahoningtown man was pronounced dead at the scene Aug. 29 when his motorcycle crashed in Pulaski Township.

Chad Adams, Pulaski Township officer in charge, said 25-year-old Thomas Blaine Houk of West Madison Avenue was heading north on his bike on Evergreen Road around 1:30 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve.

His bike struck some brush, hit a culvert and crashed into a street sign.

Houk was not wearing a helmet, he said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Rich ā€œR.Jā€ Johnson. Johnson said Houk died of blunt force trauma to the head.

He also sustained other serious wounds to his arm and leg, according to Adams.

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