One dead, one injured after motorcycle crash in Champaign County

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Jul. 24—One person is dead and another person was transported by CareFlight medical helicopter after a motorcycle crash in Champaign County on Friday evening.

A motorcycle reportedly hit a car, ejecting the two motorcycle passengers, the Champaign County Sheriff's Office reported.

Initial reports show that a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by James Barker, 36, of St. Paris, was traveling southbound on state Route 235 near state Route 29 with a passenger, Tiffany Grim. Just before 7 p.m. Friday, Barker lost control of the motorcycle and traveled left of the center line, hitting a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by Brittany Young, 37, of Sidney, the Champaign County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Barker and Grim were both ejected from the motorcycle. Grim was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said, and Barker was transported via CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.

Young was not injured in the crash. There is no word on Barker's condition.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office, CareFlight, and Rosewood and St. Paris EMS responded to the crash, which deputies said is still under investigation.

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