Two Ohio men lost their lives within this first week of August, in separate motorcycle accidents both in Clermont County. The first crash took place on Sunday, August 2nd of 2020, at about 9:30 pm. Dean R. Williams was traveling along State Route 125 and unintentionally overturned his 2000 Yamaha XVS 1100. Williams was 51 years old at the time of the crash, and as the bike overturned, he crossed the center line and was struck by a 2020 Honda Civic traveling in the opposite direction.
Pacific involved was a 2020 model and driven by another local Ohio resident, Donovan Mullins. Mullins, 21, was traveling westbound along Route 125. he and his passenger, Nicholas Huber, were both wearing seat belts and did not sustain any injuries.
Williams, however, was transported to Anderson Mercy hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival. Williams was not wearing protective gear, including a helmet, during the time of the crash. Ohio State Troopers have acknowledged they believe that drugs and alcohol are the factors of the accident.
The second crash took place in the early morning hours of August 3rd. Matthew Binegar, a 25-year-old man residing in Blanchester, Ohio died after driving his motorcycle off the left side of the road, overturning and striking a guardrail. Binegar drove a 1999 Honda Shadow, and was traveling along Taylor Pike. The accident happened near Mathon Eddington Road. The crash did not involve any other vehicles.
Ohio State Troopers and Clermont County Sheriff's believe that alcohol and drug impairment is also a factor in this crash.
Both accidents involve recurring factors in deadly motorcycle crashes. Both happened during high-risk times for motorcycle crashes, late hours of the night or early hours of the morning, and the involvement of drugs or alcohol. If you're involved in a wreck, contact our Cincinnati drunk driving accident attorneys.