Piqua man injured in crash

Staff report

SIDNEY — A Piqua man was critically injured after a motorcycle crash Saturday, July 2.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Jerome Hester, 38, of Piqua, was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, following the one-vehicle crash. He is in critical condition.

Hester was traveling northbound on state Route 66 Saturday at 8:18 p.m. at a very high rate of speed. Hester lost control of his motorcycle while negotiating a slight left turn and went off the right side of the road. The motorcycle went down, throwing Hester into the air and into a corn field. The motorcycle then tumbled along in the ditch.

Hester was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Assisting at the scene were fire and EMS units from Piqua and Houston, along with CareFlight personnel.

The accident remains under investigation.

Staff report