Pike County Man Injured in Vinton County Motorcycle, Car Collision

Highway Patrol

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A motorcyclist was flown to a Columbus hospital as the result of a collision involving a motorcycle and car at State Route 93 and State Route 56 in Vinton County, Thursday.

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According to the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Douglas L. Barch, 51, of Waverly was traveling east on Ohio 56 via a 2007 Suzuki when he failed to yield from a stop sign and was struck by a southbound Buick Century traveling along Ohio 93.

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Mr. Barch was transported from the scene by Medflight to Ohio State University hospital with incapacitating injuries.

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The driver of the Buick, Paige M. Watson, 28, of Ypsilanti, MI, and her passenger, Brian P. McShane, 31, of Ypsilanti, MI, were not injured.

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