December 19, 2014

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Motorcyclist injured in Erie County crash

The Sandusky post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday near state Route 61 in Erie County.

Chad Scott Rhoades, 42, of Cuyahoga Falls, was driving his 2010 Harley-Davidson westbound on Smokey Road when he drove off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole and was ejected from the motorcycle.

Rhoades was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was flown to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with life-threatening injuries. The crash is under investigation.