CONNEAUT, Ohio — Authorities in Ashtabula are investigating after a three-vehicle crash on I-90 sent several people to the hospital om Tuesday night, according to the Ashtabula Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at around 10:07 p.m. on I-90, east of State Route 534, at the same time a procession underway for fallen soldier Cpl. Thomas Walker, of Conneaut. Law enforcement officials have not confirmed or denied that the accidents were linked to the procession.
A 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on I-90 in the left lane when it lost control and overturned. A second motorcycle, a 2015 Kawasaki traveling behind the Harley, swerved to avoid a collision with the Harley and lost control before overturning. A third motorcycle, a 2012 Harley Davidson traveling behind the Kawasaki, was struck by the 2015 Kawasaki.
The 28-year-old driver of the 2001 Harley was transported to University Hospitals Medical Center in Geneva for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the 2015 Kawasaki, a 72-year-old man from Mentor, was flown to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, with his injuries unknown.
The driver of the 2012 Harley, a 56 year-old man from Parma, was taken to University Hospitals Medical Center Geneva for non-life threatening injuries.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.