1 dead in motorcycle crash near I-275
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - One person is dead following a motorcycle crash near I-275, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Troopers confirm that the crash happened around 8 p.m. in Miami Township on the Wards Corner exit.
OSP said the preliminary investigation shows a motorcycle driven by 30-year-old Shawn Dane was traveling south on Wards Corner Road.
A vehicle was being driven by 51-year-old Mary Riportella northbound on Wards Corner Road when Riportella attempted to make a left turn onto the westbound ramp for I-275 and was struck by the motorcycle, OSP said.
The vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.
Dane was pronounced dead at the scene.
Riportella was not injured. A passenger in her vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
OSP said Dane was not wearing a helmet.
According to OSP, alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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