Crash victim dies from injuries


TROY — The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) confirmed the victim on a Memorial Day afternoon, May 29, crash on Interstate 75 has died.

Troopers said Donald Weddle, 48, of Sanderson, Florida, died from injuries he sustained when he crashed the 2012 Harley Davidson Road Glide Custom 103 motorcycle he was operating into the 2003 Ford Explorer, driven by Brett J. King, 42, Kettering, while traveling northbound on the highway near the 77 mile marker.

According to OSP, the Harley Davidson was following the Ford in the left lane of travel when King braked due to slowing traffic ahead. Weddle swerved to avoid the Ford, but struck it in the rear, and subsequently overturned in the roadway.

Weddle was then transported to Miami Valley Hospital aboard CareFlight following the crash where he was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

King and his two juvenile passengers were not injured as a result of the crash, said the OSP press release.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Troy Fire Department & EMS, CareFlight Air and Mobile Services and Mantor Auto & Truck Repair.

The crash remains under investigation by the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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