GREEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A motorcyclist and his passenger were hospitalized in a crash that closed westbound Interstate 74 Wednesday night, according to Green Township police.
The rear tire failed on a 2016 Victory motorcycle as it headed westbound on the highway just east of the Harrison Ave./Rybolt Rd. exit about 9:15 p.m., police said.
That caused the driver, Shane Bagley, 37, to lose control of the motorcycle.
He and his passenger, Chastity Bagley, 40, were both thrown from the motorcycle as it fell to its side, police said.
Neither wore helmets.
Both driver and passenger were transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Shane Bagely is listed in serious condition, police said.
Chastity Bagley is listed in stable condition.
Alcohol and/or speed do not appear to be factors in the crash, according to police.