JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A man was killed in Jackson Township after he was involved in a motorcycle crash and then dragged under a car for nearly a third of a mile.
It happened Wednesday night at about 8:45 p.m.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 62-year-old Thomas Maguire of Jackson Township was on his Harley Davidson motorcycle in the northbound lanes and stopped in traffic to turn onto Huckleberry Street.
The patrol said the driver of a car, a 23-year-old North Canton woman, was also in the northbound lanes and failed to see McGuire stopped in traffic and struck him, causing him to be thrown into the opposite side of the road.
The driver of a car heading southbound then struck Maguire, but kept going because he didn’t realize he hit a person, troopers said. The driver pulled over at a nearby gas station, where the driver stopped to see what kind of damage there was to his car.
The OSHP said it was then that the driver realized he hit a person and found Maguire entangled in the undercarriage of his car.
The Stark County Coroner’s Office pronounced McGuire dead at the scene.
Troopers are continuing to investigate the incident and have not yet filed any charges.
Traffic in the area was shut down for more than six hours while police pieced together what happened and crews cleaned up the wreck.
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