Putnam County Residents Injured In Weekend Motorcycle Crash

5/20/19 – 6:37 A.M.

A Saturday night motorcycle crash injured two Putnam County residents. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says David Birkemeier and his wife Amy were riding westbound on Road M, west of County Road 6, around 8:30 p.m. when a deer ran out in front of them. David hit the brakes, causing the motorcycle to slide.

An ambulance took David Birkemeier to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of severe injuries. A medical helicopter took Amy to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo for treatment of critical injuries.

Both Birkemeier’s were wearing helmets.

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