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1 person dead, another injured after motorcycle crash on East 139th Street in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — One person was killed and another person was injured after a motorcycle crash on Cleveland’s East Side Friday, according to the Cleveland Division of Police.

EMS crews and police responded at approximately 2:20 a.m. to East 139th Street and Miles Road for a crash.

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Scene of fatal motorcycle crash on East 139th Street and Miles.

The motorcycle driver, identified as a 37-year-old man, was making a left turn at East 139th Street when it struck a curb and ejected a 34-year-old female passenger onto the road.

The driver and the motorcycle continued down the road before it struck a pole near Miles Avenue and East 139th Street.

A 34-year-old female was transported to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in serious condition with several abrasions, police said.

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Scene of fatal motorcycle crash on East 139th Street and
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Man injured in motorcycle crash given 1% chance of survival now beating the odds and thriving

COVINGTON, Ky. — After a motorcycle crash in July 2020, doctors told Dennis Crowder that he had a 1% chance of surviving his injuries.

He took a corner too quickly in Covington nearly one year ago and hit the side of a moving truck. From there, the rest was a blur.

“I remember waking up, and I had a feeding tube down my nose,” Crowder said. “(I was) swelled up all the way up and down my body.”

He broke his elbow and 14 of his ribs, fractured his hip and a bone in his lower left leg. On top of that his heart and left lung were severely damaged.

Dennis Crowder was given a 1% chance of surviving a catastrophic motorcycle crash

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“They told me with the surgery, that they had to take my lung out and the traumatic stress that I was in that there was less than 1% chance of that surgery,” Crowder said.

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2 people severely injured after crash between truck and motorcycle in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash between a truck and a motorcycle that left two people severely injured in Lafayette Saturday afternoon.

Officials were called to Schuyler Avenue at the Interstate 65 south interchange shortly after 2 p.m. on a report of a personal injury crash.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 2015 GMC Sierra truck, driven by Dean Trennepohl, 61, of Monticello, was driving southwest on State Road 25/Schuyler Avenue and turning left to enter the I-65 south ramp. As the truck was turning left, it collided with a 2001 Suzuki GSX motorcycle, driven by Michael Fortner, 29, of Monticello, and passenger Scott Young, 29, of Monticello.

Officials said Fortner and Young were both thrown off the motorcycle and suffered serious bodily injuries. Neither person on the motorcycle was wearing a helmet. 

Fortner was first taken to Franciscan Hospital in Lafayette but later

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Motorcycle crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

RED RIVER PARISH, La. (KSLA) – According to the Louisiana State Police, a fatal motorcycle crash occurred on Friday, May 28, just before 10 p.m.

The incident involved a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on WPA Road, just north of LA Hwy 786.

The initial investigation revealed that a 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by Kenneth Tilley, 47, of Coushatta, was traveling southbound on WPA Road at a high rate of speed. For reasons still under investigation, he lost control of the motorcycle, traveled off the roadway and struck a tree. 

Both Tilley and his passenger, Stephanie Bullock, 39, of Coushatta, were ejected. Both were transported to local hospitals. 

Tilley was not wearing a helmet and suffered fatal injuries. Bullock was not wearing a helmet and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say impairment and speed are suspected factors in this crash. A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis.

This crash

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