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Milan Merke, a Philadelphia Police officer who was badly injured in a motorcycle accident Friday night, was pronounced dead at 8:26 p.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital Thursday, police said.
Merke, 28, of Feltonville, was riding his motorcycle south on Broad Street just before 8 p.m. on June 8 when he was hit by a blue Chevrolet that was turning left from Broad Street onto Master. Merke was on his way to the Midnight Run for Peace, a motorcycle rally to promote non-violence.
The impact of the crash threw Merke from his Honda motorcycle — which was lying in pieces in the intersection when police and medics arrived. Police in the Accident Investigation Division said Merke was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.