Motorcylists Killed in Coshocton County

POSTED BY: Nichole Hannahs
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 04:32 AM

The Coshcoton County Sheriff's Office said a day on a motorcycle turns deadly for one rider in Coshocton County, Sunday afternoon.

Three motorcyclists from Tuscarawas County were traveling together on SR 751 south near Adams Township and County Road 103 and Bakersville, when two of the motorcycles passed a southbound truck.

One of the motorcycles ridden by 22-year-old Mason Mutschelknaus, of New Philadelphia, went left of center striking a northbound pick up driven by 45-year-old Kimberly Westhoefer of Newcomerstown head-on.

He was transported to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The second motorcyclist, 20-year-old Leroy Shaw, of Sugarcreek, was unharmed.

The third rider, 23-year-old Jorden Shaw, of Dover, laid his motorcycle down on its side to avoid the original crash. He was also struck by the pick up and taken to Coshocton County Memorial. His injuries are unknown.


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