Officers respond to deadly motorcycle crashes over weekend

COLUMBUS (WCMH) —Serious crashes involving motorcycles have increased over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in central Ohio.

A 56-year-old motorcyclist died after being struck by a 16-year-old driver in Pickaway County, deputies said.

The crash that occurred just before 3 p.m. Sunday on State Route 56 took the life of William J. McIntyre, of Circleville. Deputies said he was just east of South Perry Road when he was struck and thrown from the motorcycle.

McIntyre was taken to Berger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 16-year-old was flown to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The juvenile’s name and medical condition were not released.

This was the second reported fatal motorcycle crash this weekend in central Ohio. On Saturday, Ohio Highway Patrol troopers said a Marion woman was killed in a crash on U.S. 23.

A third motorcyclist remains in critical condition after crashing on the east side of the city on Sunday.

Columbus police reopened Sunbury Road between East 5th Avenue and Airport Drive after a crash occurred in the area around 2 p.m. Sunday.

All three crashes remain under investigation.

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