LICKING COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Morgan Dingess, of Alexandria, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday motorcycle crash in Licking County.

Dingness, 19, was killed while riding as a passenger on a motorcycle in Newark Tuesday night.


According to reports, Dingness was traveling on a motorcycle operated by a male with a group of motorcyclists on Thornwood Drive Southwest in Newark, when the bike slowed and was struck by another bike in the group around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Dingess, who was ejected from the motorcycle during the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Troopers say several witnesses and a potential suspect fled the scene before talking to law enforcement.

The condition of the male motorcycle operator was not provided.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Licking County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 166,492. Its county seat is Newark. The county was formed on January 30, 1808 from portions of Fairfield County. It is named for the salt licks that were in the area – Wikipedia.