Two dead after New Richmond accident

NEW RICHMOND, OH (FOX19) - Two people are dead after an accident involving three motorcycles and a concrete truck in New Richmond.

The accident happened just before 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, near the intersection of US-52 and Adamson in New Richmond.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, three motorcycles were traveling together going eastbound on US-52 when one of the motorcycles failed to negotiate a curve. This caused him to drift left of center, cross the double yellow line, and hit a concrete truck that was traveling westbound. The concrete truck then flipped over and hit the two other motorcycles.

Two of the motorcycles did catch on fire.

Daniel Frazee, 56, and James Hensley, 39, were pronounced dead at the scene. The third motorcyclist, Larry Gillinger, 53, was struck by a sliding motorcycle. Gillinger was transferred by Air Care to UC Hospital with severe burns. He remains in critical condition.

A woman who was trailing the three motorcycles acted as a Good Samaritan after the crash.

"Larry was on fire," said Barbara Light. "I was able to hold him until the ambulance arrived. He kept telling me to call his wife. He told me how to get in contact with her, so I did."

The concrete truck driver, Carl Watson, 58, was transported to UC hospital by ground. Watson was treated and released.

Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in this crash, but the accident remains under investigation.

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