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Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 @ 8:48 PM
Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 12:22 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
DAYTON — A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash July 4 on U.S. 35 East has died, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE @ 12:20 p.m. (July 5):
A 60-year-old motorcyclist, critically injured in a crash on U.S. 35 East Wednesday, died from his injuries shortly after the crash, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Juana Gregory Conley, of Winchester, Ohio, has been identified as the victim, according to a coroner’s office spokeswoman.
His cause of death has not been officially ruled.
A motorcyclist is in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton police Sgt. Jonathan Seiter said.
The crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. on eastbound U.S. 35 near the exit for Perry and Ludlow Streets.
An officer at the scene earlier said the crash happened after a pickup truck hauling some furniture in the truck bed lost a couch and the driver stopped to retrieve it. That was when the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, reportedly struck the pickup.
“The sequence of events are being investigated by the crash reconstruction unit,” Seiter said. However, he confirmed “the pickup truck driver stopped his vehicle in the middle lane of the highway.”
The motorcyclist was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. His injuries were serious, including a possible broken neck, officers said.
A passenger in the pickup truck suffered minor injuries and also was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, Seiter said.