BUTLER, Pa. --
A double tragedy has impacted a Pennsylvania family.Two brothers were killed in separate motorcycle accidents on the same road within two hours of each other on Saturday, authorities said. One was headed to the scene of his brother's accident. Steven Kerr, 37, died shortly before 9 p.m. when his motorcycle crashed into a speed limit sign on state Route 38, state police said.
Less than two hours later and about 100 yards away, 29-year-old Jeremy Kerr, was fatally injured when his 2004 Suzuki crashed into the rear of a vehicle stopped in traffic because emergency crews were still on the scene of his brother's accident, police said.Police said Jeremy Kerr was speeding and not wearing a helmet as he headed for the scene of his brother's accident. The occupants of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries, police said.
Randy Kerr said that his brother Jeremy was buying his motorcycle from Steven, who had received it in a will from a friend who died in a crash on the same bike, according to the Pittsburg Tribune Review.
Steven Kerr was married, and Jeremy Kerr was divorced. Jeremy was the father of two girls, ages 9 and 5. A fund to help Jeremy Kerr's daughters has been set up at the Farmers National Bank
under the name of Nancy Kerr -- the mother of the men. Fund Information:
Farmers National Bank
207 S. Washington St.
PO Box E
Eau Claire, PA 16030