Beavercreek woman dies after Darke County motorcycle crash

A Beavercreek motorcycle rider died and her husband was seriously injured after a Saturday afternoon crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck hauling farm equipment in Darke County.

Crews were dispatched at 3:21 p.m. to the intersection of state Route 571 and Hogpath Road.

Steven Umbaugh, 66, of Beavercreek, was operating a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his wife, 55-year-old Su Chin Umbaugh, as a passenger. The Umbaughs were headed northwest on state Route 571 and attempted to pass a slower moving 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Marc Myers, 57, of Marshall, Indiana. The motorcycle struck the driver’s side of the truck after it had made a left turn onto Hogpath Road, according a release from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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Steven and Su Chin Umbaugh were thrown from the motorcycle. Both were taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, where Su Chin Umbaugh succumbed to her injuries early Saturday evening, deputies said.

The pickup’s driver and passenger, a juvenile, were treated and released at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

An accident reconstruction team from the sheriff’s office is investigating the crash.

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