‘It was horrible;’ Witnesses recount motorcycle crash that left 2 dead, 1 injured

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Witnesses are sharing what they saw moments before a deadly motorcycle crash that killed two people Saturday.

As reported on News Center 7 at 5, Saturday night law enforcement was dispatched to the intersection of Main Street (SR-48) and Philadelphia Drive for a crash between a motorcycle and a car.

The preliminary investigation by Ohio State Highway Patrol found that an SUV driven by 31-year-old Meleah Walker of Dayton turned left on Philadelphia Drive from northbound State Route 48 when she was struck by a motorcycle driven by 58-year-old Shawn Norman of Dayton. Norman was traveling southbound on State Route 48.

Norman and his passenger 67-year-old Clarence Weatherby of Dayton were both pronounced dead at the scene.

People living close to the area told us the crash did not sound overwhelming.

“From what I heard, it sounded like someone hit a dog,” Courtney Courtney said.

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Courtney lives in a nearby apartment building and heard a strange sound, then walked out to see if anyone needed help.

She could tell right away the crash was serious.

“I saw sheriff’s, I saw the ambulance, I saw the fire trucks, I saw all that,” Courtney said.

She said a large group of people, including fellow bikers, gathered at the scene.

“It was horrible,” she said.

The crash remains under investigation by OSP.

News Center 7 will continue to follow this story.

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