Motorcycle accident on I-70 East near Norwich

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio–The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious accident involving two motorcycles that closed Interstate 70 East for about an hour Thursday.

It happened shortly after 11:00 a.m. between the Airport Road and Norwich Exits.

Sgt. Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville Post of the O.S.H.P. said 28-year-old Trevor Cole of Hebron was riding his motorcycle eastbound on I-70 when he collided with another motorcycle in front of him.

Sgt. Jirles said Cole’s motorcycle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.

Authorities said Cole was seriously injured and was flown from the scene by MedFlight to Grant Hospital in Columbus.

The accident remains under investigation.

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