GETTYSBURG - A man has been charged in a crash that killed a south-central Pennsylvania police officer as he escorted a charity motorcycle ride.

Police say 34-year-old Earl Matthew Wright of York was speeding Sept. 14 when he lost control of his vehicle on state Route 234 near Gettysburg and crossed into oncoming traffic.

Twenty-five-year-old Michael Weigand was thrown from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. Weigand was a part-time Latimore Township police sergeant and a full-time officer for the Eastern Adams Regional Police Department.

Wright was charged with homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault and other charges.

He's been released on his own recognizance. There's no record of an attorney for him, and he doesn't appear to have a listed home phone

number.    -AP