Bucks County Sheriff's deputy killed in crash, driver charged

- The Bucks County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own, after a deputy was killed in a crash Tuesday night.

The Sheriff's Office announced the loss of Deputy Keith Clymer, 48, on Facebook Wednesday morning.

According to the department, Deputy Clymer was killed in a 2 vehicle crash on Route 313 around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Deputy Clymer had been with the Sheriff's Office since December of 2013, and was assigned to the Domestic Relations warrant team. Clymer also served as a self defense/defensive tactics instructor for the Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Clymer is survived by his parents and his children.

"Keith was liked by all who met and worked with him. He will be sorely missed by all," the Sheriff's officer wrote on Facebook. 

An investigation into the crash revealed that Clymer was riding a motorcycle when a driver in a pickup truck turned into his path.

Clymer's motorcycle struck the truck, and Clymer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck has been identified as 27-year-old Harry Burak. Burak was charged with accidents involving death or bodily injury while not properly licensed, and with driving with a suspended license.

Authorities say Burak was turning into the driveway of his residence at the time of the crash, and added that he was uncooperative at the scene. Burak's license was suspended until at least 2023 following multiple convictions for driving under the influence.

Officers say they detected an odor of alcohol on Burak’s breath at the time of his arrest, but say that part of the investigation is still ongoing. 

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