MARION, Ohio — A man is dead and another man is seriously injured after a motorcycle crashed into construction equipment in Marion County early Wednesday morning.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, 22-year-old Alec Bartell and a passenger were traveling westbound on Water Street on the motorcycle shortly after 1 a.m. when it collided with a large piece of construction equipment parked on the road.
Arriving emergency responders pronounced Bartell dead at the scene. The passenger was flown by MedFlight to Grant Medical Center with serious injuries.
Neither Bartell or the passenger were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, OSHP said in a release.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are now under investigation.