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Motorcyclist suspected of drunk driving in double fatality

Aaron Krause • Apr 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

A fatal crash involving two people, one of whom is suspected of drunk driving, remains under investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

Troopers with the patrol's Elyria post investigated the accident that happened Sunday on Ohio 57 near Mennel Road in Grafton Township.

Robert Willis, 38 and Jolene Willis, 37, both of Columbia Station, were killed as a result of the crash. Willis' motorcycle reportedly traveled left of center and was struck head-on by an SUV.

Robert Willis, the driver of the motorcycle, had a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .209 percent, troopers said. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent. Jolene Willis, the passenger on the motorcycle, had a BAC level of .130 percent, troopers said.

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