Family remembers 18-year-old motorcyclist killed on Colerain Avenue

His father says Gary Humpert III was out getting gas when he died in a crash.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 10:19 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2022 at 9:22 AM EDT
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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - An 18-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash with a truck in Colerain Township Wednesday night, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

Gary Humpert III was pronounced dead at the scene at the intersection of Colerain Avenue near Harry Lee Lane at about 9 p.m., coroner’s officials say.

Colerain Avenue was shut down for several hours overnight while police investigated.

Friends and family of Humpert held a vigil to memorialize him Thursday night.

“It’s devastating,” said Gary Humpert Jr, the victim’s father. “He just graduated. H was just getting ready to start his adventures.”

Humpert Jr. got to the scene as soon as he found out. “I just drove up. That’s when my buddy called me again and said what he was wearing, and I know what my son wears... So I knew it was him.”

Humpert III was out getting gas when the crash happened.

“It would be one thing if he was acting stupid going in and out of traffic,” Humpert Jr. said. “Just driving home.... Anything can kill you.”

Dozens showed up to honor the 18-year-old.

“He was a great kid,” his father said. “He helped everybody. He was always there for everybody. He has a lot of friends.”

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