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Norwalk husband and wife flown to Cleveland hospital after motorcycle crash

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Sep 8, 2013 at 12:23 PM

The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle injury crash that occurred Friday afternoon on U.S. 250 northbound, just north of Ohio 2 in Perkins Township.

Luis G. Hernandez, 31, of Sandusky was driving a black 2005 Dodge Magnum at 2:28 p.m. when he attempted to exit the Outback Steakhouse driveway and head south on U.S. 250, troopers said. The right lane of northbound motorists was stopped due to traffic, but the left lane was clear.

Samuel B. Hay Jr., 56, of Norwalk, was driving a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle in the northbound left lane, and David Kim of Sandusky was driving a white 2002 Mazda Protégé south on U.S. 250, troopers said.

Hernandez failed to yield from the private drive, causing the motorcycle to hit his vehicle, trooper said. After the initial impact, Hay’s motorcycle was sent into the southbound lanes, where it collided with Kim’s Protégé.

Hay and his wife, Marlyn Hay, 65, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, were transported by Perkins Township EMS to Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. They were later flown by a LifeFlight helicopter to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Their condition reports were unavailable late Friday night.

Hernandez, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured during the crash. His vehicle sustained front end damage. Kim also escaped injury. His vehicle sustained front-end damage and was towed by Kasper’s Towing. He, too, had been wearing his seatbelt.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by Perkins Township Fire/EMS and the Erie County Sheriffs Office.

The southbound and northbound lanes of U.S. 250 were closed for about 45 minutes due to the crash.

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