VERMILLION TOWNSHIP — Two motorcyclists were injured in an Ashland County crash Saturday afternoon, according to the Ashland post of the Ohio Highway Patrol.
The patrol reported Lise Minadeo, 53, of Brecksville was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Ohio 60 near Township Road 585, about two miles south of Hayesville.
James Rodes, 64, of Brooklyn, Ohio, was driving a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Ohio 60, according to the patrol.
Minadeo drove off the right side of the road, struck a traffic sign and was ejected from the motorcycle, the patrol reported. Rodes lost control in the roadway and was ejected from the motorcycle, according to the patrol.
Minadeo was transported to University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center in Ashland and was later transported by MedFlight to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, where her condition was reported as critical.
Minadeo was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the patrol reported.
Rodes was transported to University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center in Ashland with non-life-threatening injuries. Rodes was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the patrol.
The patrol reported it’s currently unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, which happened around 3:25 p.m. Saturday.
Ohio 60 was shut down and traffic was diverted for about 90 minutes Saturday because of the crash.
Hayesville and Jeromesville Fire and EMS and the Ohio Department of Transportation assisted the patrol at the scene of the crash, which remains under investigation.
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