Who was Gabriel Bishop? Motorcyclist Killed in Butler Township Accident

Gabriel Bishop, 22, has been identified as the man who died in a motorcycle accident Sunday along Route 422 in Butler Township.

The incident occurred on Sunday around 3 p.m. in the eastbound lanes, between the Duffy and Mercer Road bridges.

Butler Township Police say 22-year-old Gabriel Bishop was trying to pass a pick-up truck and clipped the rear bumper.

His motorcycle then went into a guiderail and he suffered fatal injuries.

Bishop was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by authorities.

The incident caused significant delays on Route 422 as traffic was reduced to one lane.

According to a GoFundMe started by his aunty, Sherri Mckibbin, Bishop had a ‘contagious smile’ and ‘easy way’.

“My name is Sherri. My nephew Gabe Bishop was killed in a motorcycle accident today. This young man was such a light and force. His contagious smile and easy ways made people flock to him. His mom needs some help to bury her beautiful boy. Help if you can or please share,” she wrote

The fundraiser at press time had raised almost $7,000, comfortably meeting it’s initial $5,000 goal.

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