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Published: Saturday, 4/15/2006

Wyandot County crash kills Tiffin motorcyclist

UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio A Tiffin man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle at State Rt. 53 and State Rt. 103 in Wyandot County s Tymochtee Township north of here, the sheriff s office said.

David A. Towne, 50, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was southbound on Route 53 about 1:40 p.m. when he collided with an SUV that had been eastbound on Route 103 and turned northbound onto Route 53 into Mr. Towne s path, deputies said.

The SUV was driven by Theodore Robinson, 84, of Sycamore, Ohio, who failed to yield to oncoming traffic at the intersection s stop sign, deputies said.

When Mr. Towne s motorcycle hit the SUV, he was thrown from the bike. His motorcycle was hit by another vehicle headed south on Route 53 driven by Brock Keckler, 18, of Tiffin. Deputies believe Mr. Towne s body also was struck by Mr. Keckler s vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation.

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