Bainbridge Man Dies in Pike County Crash

Two separate accidents involving motorcycles, saw one turn fatal and the other resulted in injuries.

The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Saturday on State Route 772 in Pike County.

A motorcycle operated by 69-year-old William E. Cleary Jr. of Bainbridge- overturned, slid out of control and went left of center causing a collision with a pickup truck operated by 36-year-old Chad M. Brooks of Peebles.

Cleary was transported by air EVAC to Cabell Huntington Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Brooks was not injured and did not seek medical attention.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is also investigating a two vehicle injury crash involving a motorcycle which occurred on State Route 180 in Colerain Township, Ross County.

At approximately 1:56pm, a motorcycle driven by 68-year-old Gregory S. Orr of Waverly, was traveling eastbound on State Route 180 when 60-year-old Rebecca Fannin turned westbound onto State Route 180 from a private drive.  

Orr struck Fannin in the roadway, overturned, and traveled off the right side of the roadway striking several mail boxes.  

Orr and a female passenger, 65-year-old Denise Orr was flown to the Grant Medical Center by Medflight due to their injuries.   

Both motorcycle occupants were wearing their helmets at the time of the crash.


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