Middletown man dies in motorcycle crash

Frederic Curry III was wearing a helmet when he crashed into a car Monday night.

A Middletown man died Monday night after being involved in a motorcycle crash, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Frederic Curry III, 26, died at Atrium Medical Center, said Sgt. Tyler Ross. He said Curry’s motorcycle was traveling westbound on Grand Avenue when it collided with a car that was traveling northbound on Breiel Boulevard around 9 p.m. Monday.

Curry was transported to Atrium where he died a short time later, Ross said. Curry was wearing a helmet, Ross said.

He said the crash remains under investigation.

The female driver of the vehicle wasn’t transported by Middletown paramedics from the scene, but she notified the OSP that she was seeking medical treatment.

Kellie Spray, 37, of Middletown, and her fiancé and four children were driving to watch fireworks in Monroe when they witnessed the accident, she said.

The experience was “very traumatic,” she said.

Spray said it appeared Curry ran a red light and the driver of the car tried to avoid the motorcycle. After the accident, the driver got out of her car and dropped to her knees, Spray said.

“I can’t get that out of my head,” she said.

Curry’s body was transported from the Warren County Coroner’s Office to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office where as autopsy was expected to be performed Tuesday or Wednesday.

This was the first fatal motorcycle crash in Butler County this year, according to the OSP. There were six motorcycle fatalities in 2021 and three in 2020 in the county, according to the OSP.

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