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20-year-old motorcycle rider killed in three-car crash in Green

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 11:24:30-04

A 20-year-old man was killed in a three-car crash around 5:57 p.m. Sunday evening in the City of Green, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A 2017 Suzuki Gladius motorcycle was traveling southbound on South Main Street when a Ford Escort, traveling northbound, attempted to make a left turn. The motorcycle and the Ford Escort collided, causing the rider and motorcycle to separate.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 20-year-old man from New Franklin, landed approximately 47 feet south of the initial collision. The motorcycle slid into the northbound lane and into the path of an incoming 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.

The rider of the motorcycle was taken in serious condition to Summa Akron City Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities.

The driver of the Escort, a 22-year-old woman, suffered superficial lacerations and was treated at the scene.

The driver of the Hyundai had no injuries.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it's unknown if speed, alcohol or drug use was a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.