Motorcyclist dies after crash in Darke County

Darke County Sheriff's cruiser. (WDTN Photo)

DARKE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — Deputies are working to determine what caused a deadly motorcycle crash.

Crews were called to the 600 block of Hollansburg Richmond Road around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to officials, 47-year-old Lance Powell of Richmond, Indiana was riding his motorcycle north on Hollansburg Richmond Road when he went off the right side of the road and hit a post.

Powell was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in a bean field. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed speed and alcohol may be factors of the accident. 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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