Motorcyclist dies after crashing into construction truck on I-71 near downtown Columbus

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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into construction truck on I-71 near downtown Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH – A 29-year-old man succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash late Thursday near downtown Columbus, according to WKBN First News 27.

The fatal wreck unfolded on the westbound side of Interstate 70 approaching the ramps to I-71 and State Route 315, near the Franklinton neighborhood. It was first reported at about 10:48 p.m.

Columbus police said the man was operating a 1998 Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle westbound. At one point, for reasons still being investigated, he lost control of the bike, which ran off the left side of the highway before entering the gore point near I-70 West and the I-71 South and SR-315 North exit ramps.

The driver and the bike proceeded to slide into the back of a construction vehicle, which was parked in the area.

First responders rushed the rider to Grant Medical Center for critical injuries. At about 11:23 p.m., just over 30 minutes later, he was pronounced deceased.

Officials said the parked box truck was occupied by two people at the time of the wreck, but indicated that officers arrived on the scene to find no witnesses. The truck, which was surrounded by orange construction barrels, appeared to have been parked in the gore area in anticipation of a lane closure on westbound I-70.

The case is being handled by the Columbus Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit (AIU).

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