Crawford County Sheriff

BUCYRUS -- A Bucyrus motorcyclist and his wife were both hospitalized Saturday night after being ejected during a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 19 just north of Shafer Road.

According to the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, 42-year-old Timoth E. Dye and his 43-year-old wife Bonnie Dye were ejected from the motorcycle and sustained injuries. Timothy Dye was flown to the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus for his injuries. Bonnie Dye was taken to the Bucyrus Community Hospital by Portsmouth Ambulance Service for her injuries. No condition reports were available.

According to a Crawford County Sheriff's report, at around 7:49 p.m. deputies arrived on the scene of an injury crash. A black 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Timothy E. Dye was traveling north on Ohio 19. Meanwhile, a teal green Ford F150 driven by 35-year-old William A. Campbell from Shelby, was also traveling north on Ohio 19 in front of Dye and was yielding for emergency vehicles and stopped.

Authorities say Dye attempted to avoid a collision with the pick-up truck and crashed his motorcycle. Campbell was not injured.

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The roadway was closed by the Holmes Township Volunteer Fire Department. The crash remains under investigation and alcohol is not suspected in the crash.

Hensley’s Towing removed the motorcycle from the crash scene and Campbell was issued a traffic citation for driving with a suspended license.