Motorcyclist killed in weekend crash in Trotwood ID’d

A motorcyclist died Saturday night following a three-vehicle crash in Trotwood.

The victim was identified as 54-year-old Michael Moore of Trotwood on Friday morning by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

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Moore was riding a 2000 Suzuki Hayabusa west on Wolf Creek Pike around 9:20 p.m. when a the driver of a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup turned in front of him while making a left turn onto Olive Road from eastbound Wolf Creek Pike, causing the motorcycle to swerve, according to a crash report filed by the Trotwood Police Department.

Moore was thrown and then struck by a 2013 Toyota Corolla headed west on Wolf Creek Pike behind the motorcycle, the report stated.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No other injuries were reported.

The other vehicles involved initially left the scene but police were able to track down everyone involved. The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information related to the crash is asked to call investigator Michael Richardson at 937-854-7231 or email mrichardson@trotwood.org. Anonymous tips can be sent to Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7856) or www.miamivalleycrimestoppers.com.

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The crash was one of at least three fatalities reported over the weekend in the region.

Kenson Bell, 24 of Brookville, died after a vehicle crashed into a home around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Perry Twp.

Brookville Fire Chief Ron Fletcher said the vehicle went airborne and landed on the house’s porch roof, causing it to collapse. The vehicle then rolled through the side yard and caught fire.

That afternoon, a Huber Heights motorcyclist died following a crash in Warren County.

Anthony Kinney, 61, was driving on state Route 73 near U.S. 42 in Wayne Twp. when the motorcycle went off the side of the road and hit a culvert, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

He was thrown from the motorcycle as a result. Kinney was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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There have been at least 825 fatal crashes reported in Ohio this year, including 39 in Montgomery County, according to OSHP data. Three of the fatal crashes reported in Montgomery County involved a motorcycle and three involved failure to yield.

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