Jeremy H. “Coal” Steigerwalt of Ephrata, Pennsylvania was killed around 7 pm on January 18th after his motorcycle collided with an unidentified vehicle in the northbound lane of Route 222 in Mannheim Township.
Steigerwalt died of traumatic brain injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no witnesses to the accident. Police are still investigating.
Steigerwalt was born in Allentown and he worked as a maintenance supervisor for M.H. Eby, Incorporated, a trailer manufacturer in Blue Ball, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his mother, Miriam Shovelin; his father Gary D. Steigerwalt; his longtime fiancée Julie Gillings; and his brother, Brendon.
He was also a patch holder in the Pagans Motorcycle Club and he is mourned by his club brothers who remember that he Lived Pagan and Died Pagan. His club saw him to his grave at a service on January 23rd.
It was a good day when Coal Steigerwalt entered the world and it was a bad day when he left it. He died fast doing something he loved. He was only 33-years-old.
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