2 seriously injured in Defiance Co. motorcycle crash

DEFIANCE, OH (WTOL) - Two people were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Defiance County on Thursday night.

The crash happened on Powers Road west of Canal Road around 10:45 p.m.

Police say 41-year-old Shawn Theis of Cecil and 39-year-old Thelma Bowers of Paulding were driving southbound on Canal Road on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, then went off Powers Road.

Police say both Theis and Bowers were ejected from the motorcycle.

Police say both suffered serious injuries and were taken to Defiance Regional Medical Center before being flown to ProMedica.

Police say neither one were wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The crash is under investigation.

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