July 1, 2016

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BREAKING NEWS: Lodi man dies in motorcycle crash

MEDINA — The Medina Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash last night in Harrisville Township that claimed the life of a motorcyclist and sent another man to the hospital.

Charles E. Skotschir, 69, of Lodi, died as a result of the crash, which happened about 8:50 p.m. Monday on state Route 421 in Harrisville Township.

Skotschir was northbound on Route 421 on a 2006 Harley-Davidson Sporster when the driver of a southbound car, Rando N. Idiaquez, 27, of Strongsville, lost control and slid broadside across the center line, hitting Skotschir. Skotschir was thrown from his motorcycle into a ditch. He was not wearing a helmet.

Idiaquez, who was driving a 2003 Acura RSXS, was taken to Lodi Community Hospital, then flown by medical helicopter to Akron General Hospital. He was listed in serious condition Tuesday morning.

The crash remains under investigation, and alcohol or drug use is suspected, according to the Highway Patrol.

Please read Wednesday’s Gazette for more on this story.

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