A motorized dirt bike driver who was thrown 40 feet into the air in a Saturday afternoon crash in a residential neighborhood was not wearing a helmet, troopers said.
CareFlight took the victim to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he died of his injures, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. He was identified as Scott Thomas by the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Hamilton Post.
The accident occurred about 2:20 p.m. in a 25-mph zone at the intersection of Barnitz Street and Ellen Drive, troopers said.
"The driver was totally ejected, traveled approximately 40 feet and then actually struck another parked car," said Sgt. Brian Bost.
Thomas was riding his 2004 Yamaha dirt bike north on Ellen Drive when he was struck by a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Christy Issac, 27, of Middletown, that was traveling south on Ellen Drive. Isaac, who was not hurt, was attempting to turn left onto Barnitz Street at the time of the crash, Bost said.
The accident remains under investigation.
Based on early findings, the trooper said the Yamaha involved in the accident may not have been operating legally on the street.
"I didn't hear the brakes squeal or nobody screaming out or anything and I just live a couple houses down the road," said Curtis Clemons of Middletown at the scene.
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