UPDATE (6 p.m., Nov. 5, 2022): The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on County Road 28 in Meigs County on Saturday at 12:14 p.m.

At the scene, officials found two people thrown off a motorcycle after hitting a deer and going off the road over an embankment.

OSHP says 37-year-old Randall Nichols, of Portland, Ohio, was wearing a helmet but was also seriously injured. Nichols was taken by Meigs County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to Grant Medical Center. OSHP says the other passenger, 34-year-old Jessica Walker, of Middleport, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene. Walker was not wearing a helmet, officials say.

OSHP says the road was closed for about two hours while crews investigated. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office assisted with off-scene duties in the investigation.

Responders to this accident included the Racine Fire Department, Meigs County EMS, First Response Towing, and Cremeens-King Funeral Home.


MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WOWK) — 911 dispatchers say there was a crash around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday in the Racine area in Meigs County, Ohio.

There is no information on injuries at this time, but 13 News has reached out to the Gallia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).

Responders include OSHP, Meigs County EMS and Racine Fire Department. OSHP tells 13 News that supervisors are still at the scene.

This is a developing story. Updates will be provided as more information comes in.