Sheriff IDs motorcyclist killed in Shelby County crash

UPDATE @ 9:45 p.m.

The man who was killed this morning after he crashed his 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle into a parked trailer on Tawawa Maplewood Road was identified as 32-year-old Justin Lee Withrow, Shelby County Sheriff John R. Lenhart stated in a release issued this evening.

The crash remains under investigation.


A motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a parked trailer in Shelby County this morning, according to a release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies were called at 12:38 a.m. to the 4800 block of Tawawa Maplewood Road on a report of a motorcycle injury crash. 

The unidentified driver was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled into a driveway. The motorcyclist was ejected after hitting a parked trailer and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sheriff John Lenhart. 

Lenhart said speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to the crash that remains under investigation.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Perry-Port-Salem Rescue Squad, Riverside Rescue Squad, Rosewood Fire Department and the Shelby County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene.

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