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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tow Truck/Motor Scooter Crash In OH

Here's the NBC 4 news story:
CALEDONIA, Ohio -- A male is killed and a female is injured in a crash involving a motor scooter and a tow truck Tuesday afternoon.

A motor scooter and a tow truck crashed on Caledonia-Northern Road south of Linn-Hipsher Road at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday. That's in northeast Marion County.

The driver of the motor scooter, Stephen E. Melroy, 23, was killed in the crash.

The female passenger Callie J. Bramel, age 21 of Marion, was injured and transported to OSU Medical Center Main by medical helicopter. She is listed in stable condition.

The tow-truck driver, Brice E. Gates, was driving southbound on Caledonia-Northern Road.

The tow-truck driver said the motor scooter was "all over the road" and swerving before the crash.

Gates said he tried to avoid the motor scooter but a roadside ditch prevented it.

The tow-truck driver suffered a laceration to his arm.

The crash remains under investigation.

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