UPDATE: Motorcycle crash injures man near Benton Ridge

BENTON RIDGE — A Perrysburg man was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital after a 4:23 p.m. motorcycle crash north of Benton Ridge on Ohio 235, north of Blanchard Township 84, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

James R. Austermiller, 71, was driving south when he entered a left curve, lost control and went off the west side of the roadway, with the motorcycle sliding on its left side and stopping in a field, the sheriff’s office reported.

Blanchard Township Fire Department, Hanco Ambulance and R&A Towing assisted at the scene.

The accident is under investigation.


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