Motorcyclist dies after hitting pole


BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – The Beavercreek Police Department says a motorcycle crash over the weekend turned fatal.

Police say William Colwell, 51, was riding his motorcycle along with friends on Dayton-Xenia Road at Wildonna Drive.

The crash happened Saturday evening just before 8:00 p.m.

Officers say Colwell traveled off the roadway and hit a utility pole. He died from his injuries at Miami Valley Hospital.

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 426-1225 so they make an official ruling on what caused the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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