BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A 72-year-old motorcyclist was flown to the hospital after an injury that shut down a portion of Interstate 680 on Monday afternoon.
The accident, reported at 3:43 p.m., occurred near milepost 12 — between State Route 224 and Western Reserve Road.
The driver of the Harley Davidson motorcycle, Donald Davis, of Hubbard, was traveling southbound on I-680 in the left lane, when he was approached by a commercial truck traveling southbound in the right lane. The driver of the commercial truck, 66-year-old Carl Buhn, Jr., of New Waterford, switched lanes, striking Davis, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Highway Patrol said the motorcycle was then pushed into the median and overturned, ejecting Davis. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where he was listed in critical condition on Monday evening.
Buhn was not injured during the crash.
The road was partially shut down after the crash, and the Boardman and Youngstown police departments, as well as the Ohio Department of Transportation, assisted with traffic control while the scene was cleared.
The crash remains under investigation.