Police are investigating a motorcycle crash off Powers Road, 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 10:43 Thursday night on Powers Road, west of Canar Road. 41-year-old Shawn Theis was operating the motorcycle when it went off the side of the road.

Theis and his passenger, 39-year-old Thelma Bowers,  were ejected from the motorcycle. Theis and Bowers received serious injuries and were taken to a Toledo, Ohio hospital. Neither Theis nor Bowers was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Defiance County Sheriff’s office, Defiance City Fire Department and the Defiance City EMS.