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Motorcycle, car crash in Huron

Sandusky Register Staff • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and Huron police are at Rye Beach and Cleveland roads, where a motorcycle and car collided at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses at the scene said two people who were on the motorcycle were not wearing helmets, and they were ejected off the motorcycle.

Erie County deputies and Huron firefighters are also at the scene.


Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatchers said the driver of the 1990 Kawasaki motorcycle was Brian Gilbert, 27, of Elyria. His passenger was Samantha Phipps, 25, of North Ridgeville.

The car involved was a 2006 Mercury Milan, registered to a person from Washington, Pa.

The Kawasaki was headed east on U.S. 6 and the Mercury was headed west. The Mercury turned south onto Rye Beach Road, but did not stop for the oncoming motorcycle. Witnesses at the scene said the ensuing collision ejected Gilbert and Phipps off the motorcycle.  

Dispatchers said the incident remains under investigation, and a citation has not yet been issued to the driver of the Mercury. If the driver is cited, it would be for failure to yield the right-of-way.

A spokeswoman at Firelands Regional Medical Center said Gilbert and Phipps have since been released from the hospital.

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