Two dead following motorcycle crash in Grove City

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GROVE CITY, Ohio (WCMH) — Two people are dead following a motorcycle crash in Grove City Saturday afternoon.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened at approximately 1:35 p.m. in the 3000 block of Norton Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, Joshua Kimbler, 43, of Logan, and Donielle Barker, 40, of London, were on a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling south on Norton Road.

A 2013 Subaru Crosstrek, driven by Phillip Panilchuck, 18, of Loganville, Georgia, was stopped in the northbound lane of Norton Road waiting to turn left into a private driveway.

While the Subaru was waiting to turn, a 2012 Ford F-150 driven by Charles Enterman, 51, of Grove City, was coming around a curve on Norton Road, behind the Subaru.

Enterman then crossed the center line, hitting the motorcycle, then hit the rear driver’s side of the Subaru, the sheriff’s office said.

Kimbler and Barker were taken to Doctors West Hospital in critical condition. They were later pronounced dead. A spokesman for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said neither was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

None of the other drivers were injured in the crash.

Investigators said they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in the accident.

Norton Road was closed between Johnson Road and Oakhurst Road while the crash was investigated.

The incident remains under investigation.

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