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Police: Excessive speed in double fatal motorcycle crash in Westwood

Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash on Harrison Avenue near Werk Road in Westwood early Friday, Cincinnati police said. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood) Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash on Harrison Avenue near Werk Road in Westwood early Friday, Cincinnati police said. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood)
WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) -

Excessive speed appears to be a factor in a motorcycle crash in Westwood that killed a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman early Friday, according to Cincinnati police.

Officers were called to Harrison Avenue near Werk Road just before 1 a.m. after receiving a report of a motorcycle crash and two people not moving.

They found the bodies on the ground near a utility pole with a live hanging wire, said Captain David Fink, the night chief.

A maroon Harley Davidson motorcycle was located about 30 feet away, wrecked in some bushes on the side of the road, he said.

The Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit and Hamilton County Coroner responded to the scene.

Police identified the man as Chad Earls and his female passenger as Samantha Cobb.

He was not wearing a helmet; she was, they said.

It is not clear yet if impairment also is a factor in the crash as police continue to investigate.

Anyone who witnessed it is asked to call police at 513-352-2514.

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