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More information released on serious Pike County trike accident


PIKE COUNTY-Jasper – On Monday, September 2, 2019, at approximately 4:55 P.M., a two-vehicle injury crash occurred at the intersection of State Route 32 and State Route 104 in Pike County,
Ohio. A 1993 Honda Goldwing three-wheeled motorcycle, operated by Neal Kirby, age
70, of Lewisburg, Kentucky, was attempting to turn northbound onto SR 104 from eastbound on SR 32. A 2014 Honda CR-V, driven by Rocrialma Sheffield, 51, of Amelia, Ohio, was traveling westbound on SR 32. After it failed to yield while turning left, the motorcycle was struck by the SUV. The SUV overturned several times on SR 32.

Mr. Kirby and his passenger, Betty Kirby, 66, were thrown from the motorcycle. Mr. Kirby was flown by HealthNet helicopter to Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Sheffield was taken by MedFlight to the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The other occupants of the SUV, Rodney Sheffield, 51, and three juveniles, were transported to Adena Pike Medical Center in Waverly, Ohio. Mrs. Kirby was also taken to
Adena Pike Medical Center.
State Route 32 westbound and State Route 104 southbound were shut down for
approximately 90 minutes. State Route 32 eastbound was shut down for approximately 60
minutes. All lanes have been reopened.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the Elm Grove Fire Department, Pike County EMS,
Portsmouth Ambulance, and USEC EMS assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.