Man ejected from motorcycle in crash


UNION CITY, Ohio – Authorities said that alcohol may have been a factor in a motorcycle crash that caused a man to be critically injured.

On Wednesday at 8:31 p.m. Darke County Deputies, Union City Ohio Police Department and Union City Ohio Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to the 200 block of State Route 571 in reference to the crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Larry LeMaster, 47 of Union City, Ohio was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson Road King westbound on State Route 571 when LeMaster was negotiating a curve and drove off the right side of the road down in to a ditch. LeMaster lost control of the motorcycle and the motorcycle overturned ejecting him.

Union City Rescue treated Lemaster and he was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Care Flight, where he is currently listed in critical condition.

LeMaster was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Investigators are still working the accident scene and it is possible that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office accident re-construction team was called to the scene. This accident remains under investigation. At this time the cause of the accident is unknown and if anyone witnessed the accident, or has any information pertaining to the crash you are asked to call the Darke County Sheriff Office at 937-548-3399.

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