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Man dies after 4 thrown from bikes

Register • Jun 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

A man was killed late Saturday and two others were critically injured when two motorcycles and a pickup collided on Ohio 53 north of Ohio 2. 

Thomas Lamb, 53, of Boardman, was pronounced dead at the scene, the State Highway Patrol said. 

Angela Lamb, 49, a passenger on a 2012 Harley Davidson, and Susie Gonzales, 35, of Port Clinton, the driver of a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup, were flown to St. Vincent's in Toledo, both with serious injuries, the Patrol said.

John Rice, 43, and Amy Rice, 42, of Toronto, Ohio, who were riding a 2008 Honda 1300, were transported to Magruder hospital.

Miguel Popoca, 37, of Port Clinton, was a passenger in the pickup, also was transported to Magruder. 

Gonzales and Rice were northbound on Ohio 53 when Gonzalez began to make a left turn. Lamb struck he right side of the pickup, ejecting both passengers from the bike. Rice struck Lamb's Harley, ejecting both passengers.

Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, the Patrol said, and the investigation is continuing.

The motorcyclists and their passengers all had helmets on when the accident occurred about 10:45 Saturday.

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