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Motorcyclist Killed, 5 Others Injured in Crash

WEST MILTON -- A poker run fundraiser ends tragically in West Milton. Two CareFlight helicopters transported five people to the hospital after a motorcycle crash. One of the bikers died on the scene.

Members of the American Legion Post were riding their motorcycles during a poker run, when two different riders crashed into them. The accident happened on State Route 48, north of Montgomery County Line Road.

Glenn Coffey was one of the riders who witnessed the aftermath of the crash. Coffey says his friend were among the injured. He says in the years his been riding he's never witnessed anything like it.

"Never like this, so I'm just hoping my friend is OK," Coffey said.

More than 150 riders were traveling southbound on State Route 48. They were coming out of the parking lot of one of their charity locations.

"Some of the bikers stopped traffic so we had numerous vehicles stopped heading northbound. Some other bikes were traveling northbound come up on the traffic and collided when they stopped, forcing one left of center into some other bikes head on," said Trooper Jason Hutchinson with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Coffey's friend wasn't wearing a helmet, but he was conscious.

"The second bike was coming way too fast, so he was trying to stop and then lost control of it," said Coffey.

There are only a few weeks left of summer and officials stress the importance of bike safety.

"Make sure that you have on reflective gear, make sure all the components on the bike are working properly. This may have been a crash where maybe the brakes on the bike were not working properly," said Trooper Hutchinson.

The bikers who were injured are recovering at Miami Valley Hospital. Officials with OSP say it can be days before they release names, conditions and further details about the crash.

 
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