TWO DEFIANCE AREA RESIDENTS HURT IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT

A Saturday evening motorcycle crash in PutnamCounty sent two Defiance residents to the hospital with injuries.The Putnam County Sheriff’s office investigated the accident at 7:18pm Saturday on State Route 15 near MillerCity.72 year old Charles Murray of rural Defiance lost control of his motorcycle striking a tree.Both Charles Murray and his passenger, 69 year old Mary Murray of rural Defiance were ejected from the bike, with Mary landing about 20 feet away.Mary Murray suffered moderate injuries, and was taken from the scene by Life Flight, to St. Rita’s MedicalCenter in Lima.Charles Murray was transported to St. Rita’s by ground ambulance.MillerCity and Continental sent first responders to the scene, and troopers report neither victim was wearing a helmet.

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