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Wheeler County – 59-year-old Motorcycle Killed in Fatal Motorcycle Accident on I-40

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 5:45 am    

Local officials have released the name of the victim who died in a fatal motor vehicle collision on Interstate 40, Thursday night.

The fatality was identified as 59-year-old Robert Leighty. He was a resident of Marion, Ohio.

Just before 12:00 midnight, a Freightliner truck tractor towing a semi-trailer was seen heading east on Interstate 40 when it veered into the left lane and struck an eastbound motorcycle and pinned it underneath. Based on the initial investigation, the truck was attempting to pass the motorcycle but ended up hitting it with its right-side bumper.

The motorcyclist, Robert Leighty, was severely injured as a result of the crash. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the truck, 37-year-old Jarmanjit Singh, of Fresno, California, was not hurt. It was not determined if he will be facing charges.

Investigators continue to gather information about the incident.

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