Indiana man charged after Ohio motorcyclist killed in crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say an Indiana man has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide after crashing his pickup into the rear of a motorcycle, causing fatal injuries to its operator.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says 21-year-old Brandon Bernhardt of Sunman was also charged early Saturday with leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Court records didn’t show an attorney for Bernhardt.

The sheriff says speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, on Interstate 74 at 3:10 a.m. EDT in Whitewater Township west of Cincinnati. The sheriff says both vehicles were eastbound, and that 55-year-old James Lamb of Cincinnati was ejected from his motorcycle.

Authorities say Lamb died at the scene. They say Bernhardt fled on foot, but was found in a wooded area by a K9 unit.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.