Motorcycle Collides With Front-End Loader in Vinton County Crash


The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to an injury crash on State Route 683 at Vires Road in Vinton County, Wednesday at 6:33pm.

A Harley Davidson Motorcycle being driven by 56-year-old Jerrold Hively of Ray, Ohio, attempted to pass a front-end loader that was also northbound. The loader was being operated by 56-year-old Rusty Elliot of Hillsboro. Elliot attempted to turn left onto Vires Road when Hively struck him in the left side. Hively’s motorcycle overturned causing him to come off of the bike.

Hively sustained serious injuries and was taken to a nearby landing zone where he was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia by Med Flight. Elliot was not injured.


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