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1 dead after motorcycle accident on Alexis

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo Police say the person driving a motorcycle involved in an accident on Alexis Road Wednesday has died.

Randy Randolph, Jr., 22, was operating a Suzuki motorcycle, traveling westbound on Alexis Road, when he struck the rear of Kenneth Smerklo's van. Smerklo, 53, was in the process of turning left onto the northbound private drive of a Lowe's store, from the eastbound lane of Alexis.

According to witness statements given to TPD, Randolph was not wearing a helmet and was operating his motorcycle in a reckless manner prior to the accident. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles shows he did not have a motorcycle endorsement.

Randolph was treated at the scene and then transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Smerklo was not injured in the accident.

The westbound lanes of Alexis Road re-opened between Lewis Avenue and Opportunity Drive shortly after 5:30 p.m., after the accident was cleared.

Toledo Police and Fire crews were on the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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