TATE TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A 61-year-old woman was killed in a crash Sunday.
Marlene S. Porterfield, of New Richmond, was riding on a motorcycle driven by 48-year-old Sharon A. Johnson on westbound SR-125 at about 6:20 p.m., according to Ohio State Police. Johnson was turning left onto Sugartree Road when she collided with a pickup truck driving in the oncoming lane on SR-125.
Johnson was flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries. Porterfield was pinned under the truck and died, authorities said.
“Their protective equipment was being worn, but with the amount of force that’s involved in that kind of crash, there’s not a whole lot they can do.” Sgt. Charles Jordan said.
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The truck driver, 33-year-old Tyler S. Elliott of Georgetown, didn't see the motorcycle and had the right of way, troopers said. He was hospitalized at Clermont Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.
"Make sure to give an extra look or two before you make a turn, whether you're in a motorcycle or in a car," Jordan said.