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Two people were killed and a third seriously injured in Richland County this weekend in three separate accidents involving motorcycles, cars and/or bicycles.

All three collisions are being investigated by the Mansfield Post of the Highway Patrol.

Casey Yost, 59, of Shiloh was killed Saturday at 3 p.m. on Eby Road, troopers said. He was northbound on Franklin Church Road on a 2002 Harley-Davidson. As Yost turned left onto Eby Road east of Ohio 13, the motorcycle went off the road and struck a tree.

Yost died shortly after the accident, according to the patrol, who was assisted at the scene by the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Richland County Coroner's Office. Yost was not wearing a helmet, troopers said.

In the second fatal accident, a 12-year-old Shelby boy riding a bicycle was killed Sunday around 11 a.m., according to the patrol.

The boy, who was not identified by troopers, was westbound on Dininger Road and failed to yield at a stop sign, colliding with a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was southbound on Ohio 61.

The 12-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, south of Shelby. The driver of the Jeep, Kimberly Davis, 61, of Willard, was not injured.

Plymouth and Shelby fire and EMS units assisted at the scene, as did Community EMS and the coroner's office. Ohio 61 was closed while the crash was investigated.

Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash. Troopers said the bicyclist was not using any protective gear or helmet.

The crash remains under investigation, the patrol said.

In the third accident, Richard Wynn, 63, of Mansfield, sustained life-threatening injuries Sunday at 5:06 p.m.

Scott Smith, 24, of Mansfield was southbound on Ohio 545 in a Chevrolet Cruz and failed to yield as he turned left onto Piper Road.

While he was turning, the vehicle collided with Smith's 1975 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, northbound on 545.

Wynn was transported to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. Smith was not injured.

Madison Township Fire and EMS assisted at the scene. One lane of traffic on 545 was maintained while was the crash was investigated.

Troopers said Smith was not wearing a helmet.

The accident remains under investigation.

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