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.

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