1 Killed, 4 Injured in SR 16 Crash

by Emily Baird on July 1, 2010 at 11:01 am

One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a lawn mower in Coshocton County.

It happened around 2 p.m. in Adams Mills at the intersection of State Route 16 and Bridge Street.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says a Harley-Davidson with a sidecar driven by 48-year-old Russell Hammond of Coshocton was traveling west on State Route 16.

"A gentleman on a riding lawn mower was traveling to the north, passed in front of him off bridge street-passed in front of the motorcycle-and the motorcycle struck the lawn mower, " says Sergeant Chuck Merryman.

Hammond and the driver of the lawn mower 73-year-old George Holland of Conesville were ejected from their vehicles. Hammond was taken by Med-Flight to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Holland was taken by Med-Flight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he is in fair condition.

There were also three passengers on the motorcycle.

"My understanding from the EMS personnel at the scene, probably not life-threatening, " says Merryman.

According to Trooper Stephen Williams, Hammond’s wife 34-year-old Audra Hammond and four-year-old son were treated and released at the hospital. Their seven-year-old daughter was taken to Children’s Hospital in Columbus as a precaution.

No one has been cited yet in the incident. The accident remains under investigation.