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Troopers investigating early morning fatal crash involving motorcycle in Perry Township

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 16:22:57-04

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Perry Township early Saturday morning.

Around 12:53 a.m., a 2003 Harley Davidson FXDL motorcycle was driving north on Sherman Church Avenue just south of Whipple Avenue. While going around a curve, the man operating the motorcycle, later identified as 24-year-old Garrett Richards, lost control of the motorcycle and drove off the left side of the road, according to troopers.

The motorcycle then overturned and struck a utility pole, troopers said.

Richards was partially ejected from the motorcycle during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers.

The crash remains under investigation.