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Motorcyclist hits railroad crossing gate, dies

WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

One man was killed and a woman was injured in a motorcycle wreck Saturday evening, according to the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

The accident happened shortly before 6 p.m., on US Route 6.

Deputies say the motorcycle struck a railroad crossing gate near Weston, Ohio,causing the bike to run off the north side of the road and land in a field.

Witnesses say the crossing gate was down and its lights were flashing.

The driver, 62-year-old Robert Theis, of Bells, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger, 50-year-old Donette Powers, of Weston, Ohio, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Theis was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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