BERNVILLE - A Minersville man was killed late Monday in a motorcycle accident on Bernville Road (Route 183) in Jefferson Township, Berks County.

According to state police at Reading, Daniel Joseph Leffew, 44, died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

Passenger Tracy Carter, 31, also of Minersville, was flown to Reading Hospital where she remained Tuesday afternoon in serious condition, according to police. She also was wearing a helmet.

Police said Leffew was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson XL200C Sport north just before midnight when the motorcycle crossed into the oncoming lane, left the roadway and traveled over and embankment and into trees and brush before coming to rest.

The crash occurred about 4 miles south of the Interstate 78 interchange.