A Canton woman has died after a semi-truck strikes motorcycle in Perry Township

Semi vs. motorcycle crash leaves Canton woman dead

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened Saturday at approximately 5 a.m. on US-30 eastbound in Perry Township.

A semi-truck driven by 45-year-old Joseph Hardman of Canton struck a Honda motorcycle that carried two passengers. 34-year-old Stephen Young of Magnolia and 34-year-old Christina Barkett of Canton were ejected from the motorcycle from the impact.

Both motorcycle passengers were transported to Aultman Hospital with serious injuries, Barkett died from her injuries, the condition of Young is unknown at this time.

Young was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Barkett was wearing a helmet.

Hardman was not injured, he was wearing a seatbelt.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.  The crash remains under investigation.

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