Canfield man crashes motorcycle on Turnpike

A Girard, Ohio man was killed in a motorcycle accident.

MILAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a motorcyclist has been seriously injured in an accident in the eastbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike between Cleveland and Toledo.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports 64-year-old James Allen Metzinger of Canfield was flown to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo after his 2013 Honda Goldwing sideswiped a 2005 Dodge Caravan while attempting to change lanes.

Metzinger lost control, slid off the roadway and was ejected from his vehicle. He was not wearing a helmet.

The patrol said several Ohio Turnpike patrons stopped to help provide life-saving measures until emergency personnel could arrive. One was a doctor identified as Jonathan Schweid.

The driver of the Caravan was 25-year-old Ryan F. Knaack of Albany, N.Y. He was not injured.

Alcohol was not considered a factor in the accident.

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