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33-year-old man dies after crash involving motorcycle and SUV in Scioto County

According to OSHP, Rodney L. Jenkins, of Portsmouth, was traveling northbound on Ohio River Rd on a motorcycle when he struck a Lexus SUV turning left onto the road.
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WHEELERSBURG, Ohio — One man was killed and a woman suffered minor injuries after a crash in southern Ohio Sunday involving a motorcycle and an SUV.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a report of the crash on Ohio River Road near the intersection of Downtown Hayport Road in Scioto County at approximately 12:43 p.m. 

According to OSHP, 33-year-old Rodney L. Jenkins, of Portsmouth, was traveling northbound on Ohio River Road on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he struck a Lexus SUV turning left onto the road from a business. 

Jenkins, who troopers say was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from his motorcycle. He was airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia where he died later that evening.

An 81-year-old woman who was driving the SUV involved in the crash was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center for minor injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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