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Police: Speed factor in Columbia Parkway crash

Excessive speed is a factor in a crash that hurt four motorcyclists and shut down Columbia Parkway between Torrence Parkway and Delta Avenue for several hours Sunday. (FOX19 Now/Chris Lower) Excessive speed is a factor in a crash that hurt four motorcyclists and shut down Columbia Parkway between Torrence Parkway and Delta Avenue for several hours Sunday. (FOX19 Now/Chris Lower)
Four motorcycles and one car was involved in a crash that left six injured on Columbia Parkway Sunday (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson) Four motorcycles and one car was involved in a crash that left six injured on Columbia Parkway Sunday (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Excessive speed is a factor in a crash that hurt four motorcyclists and shut down Columbia Parkway between Torrence Parkway and Delta Avenue for several hours Sunday, Cincinnati police said.

Jeffrey Calla, 31, lost control of his eastbound motorcycle as he traveled with five other motorcyclists on Columbia Parkway just before 3 p.m. His bike struck an eastbound 1998 Pontiac Sunfire.

Calla was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he is listed in serious condition. The driver of the Sunrise was not hurt.

A second eastbound motorcyclist, Thomas Faehr, 23, also lost control and ran left of center, striking a westbound 2012 Honda Civic.

Faehr suffered life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition at the hospital. The Honda driver was  not hurt.

Two other eastbound motorcycles went left of center, crossed all lanes and slammed into the retaining wall on the westbound side of the road

Dylan Baine, 22 is listed in serious condition. Chad Cooper, 24, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in stable condition.

All motorcyclists wore helmets, police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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