Scott Cecil, 18, of Dover seriously injured in motorcycle crash on Sunday


DOVER An 18-year-old man from Dover was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon, according to Sgt. William Bower of the New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

He said the crash happened on Broad Run Dairy Road NW, just north of Murray Road, after driver Scott Cecil failed to negotiate a turn and ran to the other side of the road in a field before overturning.

The 2015 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling in a southwest direction and landed on the east side of the road.

Cecil, a senior at Dover High School, was taken by air ambulance to Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

The accident happened around 12:26 p.m.

Cecil, a star sprinter on the Dover boys track team, along with Ryan Nixon, Aaron Callentine and Seth Wisintainer recently qualified in the 4×400 relay for Regional Wednesday at Pickerington High School.

“Scott and his family are in our district’s thoughts and prayers,” said Dover athletic director Tim McCrate. “Out of respect for their privacy, we will not be making any further statements at this time.”

A friend of his, Garrett Newsome, said in a text message Monday night: “Scott is currently stable and responsive. He’s still waiting for new updates, but his morale is still good and he’s a fighter! contact with his mother throughout the day. for over 24 hours and we pray for him constantly. We are waiting for him to come out of the intensive care unit for a full report on his injuries. He is still on a ventilator. , but sensitive to his mother. “

A Go Fund Me page was organized by Kim Nathan.

“Please consider supporting Scott Cecil and his family,” says his appeal. “Scott, a senior at Dover High School, Class of 2021, was injured in a motorcycle crash on Sunday and his life has been fled with serious injuries. He will have a very long road to recovery and will need support to long term. He is an accomplished athlete, a college student and loved by so many, including his brothers ‘Dawg’ who will be there to support him for life. Please consider any amount to support this amazing young man in this time of the year. more difficult. “

The address of Go Fund Me is:

(Roger Metzger, editor of Times Reporter Sports, contributed to this article.)

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