PIKETON, Ohio (WCMH) — A motorcyclist in his 80s died Tuesday morning from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash in southern Ohio.
Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol say about 7:30 p.m. Monday, a 2005 Honda motorcycle being driven by Robert Lawson, 82, of Piketon was going southbound on U.S. 23 when a 2016 Jeep Cherokee hit it from behind. Lawson and the motorcycle went off the left side of the road and struck a guardrail and concrete barrier.
Lawson was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, with serious injuries. The driver of the Jeep, a 22-year-old from Portsmouth, was uninjured, troopers said.
U.S. 23 was closed for several hours in southern Pike County near the Scioto County line. The accident remained under investigation as of Tuesday morning.