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DARKE COUNTY — An 18-year-old was airlifted to the hospital after a motorcycle crash in Darke County early Saturday morning.

Just before 4 a.m.- crews were dispatched to the 400 block of Chenoweth Rd in Hollansburg – on reports of a single-vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation shows that 18-year-old Isaiah Blanken of Hollansburg was riding a motorcycle west on Chenoweth Rd.

Blanken failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the right side of the road, and struck a fence before being ejected from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Blanken was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by Medflight with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.