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Columbiana County motorcycle crash kills passenger

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LISBON, Ohio – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Columbiana County.

A news release from the patrol says the crash occurred on State Route 9 south of Whinnery Road in Butler Township at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday.

The report says the driver of the motorcycle, Richard Hall of Kingsport, Tennessee, was traveling southbound on State Route 9 when he failed to negotiate a curve, then went off the road, striking two trees.

Both King and his passenger, Kara Molnar of Adena, Ohio were thrown from the motorcycle.

Molnar was pronounced dead at the scene by the Columbiana County Coroner.

The driver was flown to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown, and is in stable condition.

Troopers say neither of the victims were wearing helmets.

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