On Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 3:38 pm, a Piqua Police Officer on patrol heard a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle at the intersection of Main and High Streets in downtown Piqua. Piqua Fire/EMS arrived and transported the motorcyclist to a landing zone for Careflight transportation to Miami Valley Hospital. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The motorcyclist passed away at approximately 9:15 pm.
The victim is Walter C. Rice, Jr., age 45, of Piqua.
We appreciate assistance we are receiving from Miami County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstructionists and will present all evidence obtained to the Miami County Grand Jury for consideration.
Media Contact: Bruce A. Jamison, Chief of Police, 937-606-0726 (cell)