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One dead in Wednesday morning crash near Vermilion

Sandusky Register Staff • May 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Ohio 60 outside Vermilion at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday.

A black 2008 PT Cruiser rear-ended a 1987 Harley Davidson motorcycle in the 3800 block of Ohio 60, troopers said. Both vehicles were traveling south when the driver of the motorcycle, Paul Hering, 61, of Vermilion, slowed to turn into a private driveway.

The driver of the Chrysler, Rebecca Schroyer, 21, of Berlin Heights, failed to stop in time and struck the motorcycle. Hering was thrown from the bike and died at the scene. Schroyer was uninjured in the crash.

The crash is under investigation and alcohol and drug use are unknown at this time. Troopers did not say if Hering was wearing a helmet. Erie County Sheriff's Department deputies, Vermilion Township Fire and EMS and North Central EMS assisted at the scene.

Hering was taken to Riddle Funeral Home in Vermilion.

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