Bike fatality kills Norwalk man

MILAN - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a 21-year-old Norwalk man early this morning on Milliman Road. Alexander R. Leimbach, of 664 Seminary Road, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash that happened just south of Ohio 113 in Erie County about 4:10 a.m. Troopers said Leimbach was wearing his helmet while driving a 2006 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle north on Milliman Road.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

MILAN - The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a 21-year-old Norwalk man early this morning on Milliman Road.

Alexander R. Leimbach, of 664 Seminary Road, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash that happened just south of Ohio 113 in Erie County about 4:10 a.m. Troopers said Leimbach was wearing his helmet while driving a 2006 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle north on Milliman Road.

The driver went left of center in a right-hand curve, went off the left side and hit a tree, troopers said. Leimbach was ejected from the bike and ruled dead at the scene.

A passerby who witnessed the crash reported it about 6:15 a.m. and notified a resident. The crash remains under investigation.

Comments

mommasboyz

why was it reported at 6:15 if they were a witness?

heartofgold

Much love and many prayers go out to the Leimbach family. The reporting on this story strikes me as funny though...a "witness" at 4:10 am didn't report a fatal bike crash until two hours later? Something is wrong here.

David Deerest.

From the Register-

The 21-year-old BGSU Firelands student was on his way home from work early Wednesday morning when he failed to negotiate a curve on Milliman Road and crashed into a tree.

He was thrown from his 2006 Honda motorcycle at about 4 a.m. and probably died upon impact, said Erie County coroner Brian Baxter.

"He had a helmet on and the helmet was knocked off," he said. "He didn't have too much injury to his head. I think it most likely he broke his neck."

Two hours later a passerby spotted the crashed motorcycle and called for help.

Betherella

I didn't read tha one, Dave. I wondered the same thing.

tiffy3204

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Alex was a loving and caring person who always made the day great. It's sad that such an accident had to happen to such a wonderful person. Alex, I miss you man and will miss the long talks we had. I know we grew apart at times, but no matter what, I always thought of you. I would drive by your house and honk even though u didnt know it was me . We both had busy lives and that sucked. We were the closest in high school. I will miss you and will see you there someday . I LOVE YOU MAN!!

just_me

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends. What a horrible tragedy.

Shorts69

Question how are you on your way home if your on Milliman Rd. and live on Seminary Road? That is a little ways from being on his way home, maybe someone should do some investigating.

Richard Cranium

It's not an actual witness to the accident. On an accident report, additional persons are listed as witnesses. The witness was the person who reported it. They are just listed in the witness section of the report.

samanthakathleen

Shorts, he was probably using Milliman Rd as a shortcut, since he was on his way home from R&L - which is on 18, so the way I see it, he may have taken 601 to 61, then turned down Milliman Rd.

Shorts69

Sam, I understand that he was on his way home from R&L which is on 18, so if he took 601 to 61 then turned down milliman Rd. how was he on his way home? Seminary Road off of 61 is before Milliman Rd.

just plain disgusted

Who cares what route he was taking someone lost their life and leaves behind grieving family and friends just drop it and pay your respects!