Young motorcycle rider gets ejected after striking fence

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DARKE COUNTY – On Saturday at approximately 3:58 a.m. Darke County Deputies, Tri-Village Rescue, Liberty Township Fire Department, and Medflight were dispatched to the 400 block of Chenoweth Road ring Hollansburg in reference to a single-vehicle injury accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Kawasaki KX300 was traveling west on Chenoweth Road. The operator failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road to the right and struck a fence before being ejected from the motorcycle.

The operator was identified as Isaiah Blanken (18) of Hollansburg. He was transported by Medflight to Miami Valley Hospital for serious injuries. Blanken was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.