Coroner identifies 2 killed in Huber Heights motorcycle crash


HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) — Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash on Brandt Pike late Wednesday night.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said Thursday Joseph Hester, 35, and Chelsey Baumann, 26, both died in the crash. Hester is from Tipp City and Baumann is from Urbana.

Huber Heights Dispatch said the crash was reported at 11:45 p.m. on Brandt Pike just north of the I-70 Interchange near the Marathon Gas Station. When officers arrived they found Hester and Baumann unresponsive in the roadway. Both were taken to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The two were pronounced dead Thursday.

In a release, the Huber Heights Police said a preliminary investigation showed speed may have been a factor in the crash. Neither rider was wearing a helmet at the time.

The crash remains under investigation. The cause and manner of death has not been determined.

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