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Ohio State Highway Patrol investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Ashland County

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 18:07:41-04

ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Ashland County.

The crash happened Monday at 8:30 p.m. on County Road 1175 just north of County Road 1102.

A 2002 Harley Davidson was riding northbound on County Road 1175 when it failed to negotiate a right curve.

The motorcycle went left of center and ran off the side of the roadway, according to troopers.

The motorcycle overturned on its left side and ejected Michael Wuthrich, 53.

Wuthrich was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was reported missing the night before the crash.

Wuthrich was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Troopers said alcohol and speed are believed to be factors.