Motorcyclist critically hurt in Clermont County crash dies

Motorcyclist critically hurt in Clermont County crash dies
Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 10500 block of Lamore Driver just after midnight Tuesday.

UNION TWP., Ohio (FOX19) - A motorcyclist critically hurt in a Clermont County crash Wednesday night has died, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

Evert L. Byrus Jr., 26, of New Richmond, died early Thursday at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a coroner’s report shows.

He was taken there by ambulance from the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Ohio 125 at Britton Boulevard in Union Township about 8:25 p.m.

The driver of a 2005 Pontiac Vibe traveling westbound on Ohio 125 and turning left onto Britton Boulevard failed to yield to Byrus’ oncoming, eastbound 2009 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle on Ohio 125, they said.

The motorcycle struck the Pontiac, and both vehicles came to a rest in the road.

The motorcyclist wore a helmet but still sustained life-threatening injuries, troopers said late Wednesday.

The driver of the Pontiac, Mark A. Helbling, 54, of Cincinnati, wore a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was not injured, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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