1 dead in motorcycle crash near I-275

1 dead in motorcycle crash near I-275
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 8:26 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 6:12 AM EDT
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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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