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Interstate 81 Motorcycle Accident Claims Life

Mark A. Cramer Jr. of Shippensburg tragically lost control of his 2020 Harley-Davidson Road-Glide Limited on Interstate 81 near mile marker 6.7 in Antrim Township around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, as reported by PSP Chambersburg Trooper Bret Smalt.

Mark’s motorcycle veered off the roadway into the grass median, and he became separated from it, with the bike and Mark ending up approximately 40 feet apart. Mark was found lying on the highway, according to Trooper Smalt.

“Preliminary evidence suggests he was struck by a tractor-trailer,” Smalt wrote in the release. Mark was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mark graduated from Shippensburg Area High School in 2009, where he played varsity football and baseball, according to his MaxPreps profile and obituary. He later worked as an arborist and served as a lead foreman sports turf technician at Quality Turf, as detailed in his obituary.

An avid fisherman, Mark was a member of the PA Striped Bass Association fishing team, Uncontrolled Chaos, and the Hub City Club in Shippensburg. He also enjoyed camping, riding his Harley, and grilling or smoking on his grill master.

Mark is survived by his parents, wife, two children, two brothers, and extended family.

“A celebration of life and tribute ride in Mark’s honor will be held at a later date and time,” as stated in his obituary.

Memorial contributions for his children can be made to Brooke Cramer at 113 Gilbert Rd., Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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