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Motorcyclist killed in Butler County crash identified

Motorcyclist dead in Butler County crash, police say
Motorcyclist dead in Butler County crash, police say
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 12:04 PM EDT
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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - The motorcyclist who died in Tuesday’s crash on OH-4 in Butler County has been identified.

Winston Smith, 63, of Liberty Township, died at the scene from multiple traumatic injuries, the Butler County Coroner’s Office said.

Police say the crash happened around 3:40 p.m as Smith drove his Harley-Davidson north on OH-4 Bypass toward the intersection with OH-129.

A Dodge Dart was heading south on OH-4 Bypass and turned left onto the eastbound OH-129 entrance ramp, police said.

Witnesses said the motorcycle was going “at a high rate of speed and changed lanes multiple times passing other northbound cars just before the crash,” police said in a statement Tuesday.

Police say the driver of the car was taken to Bethesda Butler Hospital for evaluation.

It is unknown at this time if impairment was a factor.

Fairfield Township Police Department and members of the Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating.

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