Victim identified in fatal Hamilton motorcycle accident

The Butler County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in yesterday’s fatal accident in the Lindenwald area. Ray Shockey, 24, died from multiple traumatic injuries according to the coroner. WAYNE BAKER/STAFF

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The Butler County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in yesterday’s fatal accident in the Lindenwald area. Ray Shockey, 24, died from multiple traumatic injuries according to the coroner. WAYNE BAKER/STAFF

The driver of a motorcycle who died in a crash Wednesday has been identified as Ray J. Shockey.

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Shockey, 24, of Hamilton, died just after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Williams and Elmo avenues in Lindenwald, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

Shockey died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to the coroner’s office. His death has been ruled an accident.

The fatal accident involved Shockey and another vehicle.

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One of the witnesses was Heather Rainey, who lives near the corner of Williams Avenue and Elmo where the accident happened.

“I live a couple of houses over and I was inside and my dad (Brad Francis) and I both said ‘he was flying’ and then my dad heard the crash and went outside and that is when we saw him lying on the ground. He hit another car,” Rainey said. “By the time we called 911 other people had called also.”

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Rainey said her and her father saw the vehicle that the motorcyclist ran into.

“They were actually in the middle of turning off of Elmo onto Williams and he hit them. The poor people driving had a little girl with them and she saw everything,” Rainey said.

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