Avon Lake man killed in motorcycle crash in Carlisle Township

Posted at 9:28 AM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 09:28:10-04

An Avon Lake man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Carlisle Township early Wednesday morning.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Matthew Hatfield was headed southbound on Oberlin-Elyria Road north of Hall Road just after midnight when he drove off the right side of the road and struck a pole. The motorcycle then continued into the intersection at Hall Road, struck a curb, hit a utility pole wire and then a large sign.

Hatfield was ejected into a parking lot on the west side of the road.

He was transported by Life Care to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash.