A 32-year-old New Carlisle man was killed on the morning of September 4, 2012, when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the back of a tractor trailer on Interstate 70 in Clark County, Ohio. According to WDTN-TV, the Ohio State Patrol says the truck had pulled over to the shoulder because of a mechanical problem. The driver was merging back in with traffic when he felt the impact from the motorcycle.
As Lieutenant Matt Cleaveland says in the video, no citations had been issued at the time, although he noted that could change if the investigation reveals the driver was at fault for the truck accident. WHIO-TV reported that two brothers from Texas were sharing the driving duties on their way to a plant in Springfield, and that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
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