Motorcyclist killed in northeast side crash

BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WCMH) — A Gahanna man was killed as a result of a motorcycle crash on the northeast side Wednesday evening.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, William A. Davis Jr., 41, of Gahanna was riding a 2001 Kawasaki Ninja on the ramp from I-270 south to State Route 161 east when he lost control and struck a concrete wall. The force of the crash ejected Davis from the motorcycle.

Witnesses told investigators that Davis was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash.

Davis was taken to Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital where he later died.

Investigators said Davis was wearing a helmet, but did not possess a motorcycle endorsement on his driver’s license.

According to the Sheriff’s office, it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The crash remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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