Motorcycles collide, killing 1 rider, critically hurting the other

Police are on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in Middletown, according to Butler County...
Police are on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in Middletown, according to Butler County dispatchers.(KCTV5 News)
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 7:08 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2022 at 10:34 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WXIX) - One motorcycle rider is dead and another is critically hurt when their motorcycles collided in Middletown early Friday, police said.

It was reported at 2:20 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Todhunter and Yankee roads, they said.

The surviving motorcyclist was flown in a Careflight medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for treatment.

The other motorcycle operator involved was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are withholding the identities of both until proper notifications to their families have been made.

The Middletown Police Department, with the assistance of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Severe Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (START), is investigating.

Both speed and impairment are possible causes for the crash, police say.

Copyright 2022 WXIX. All rights reserved.