Motorcycle rider killed in Middletown crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol
Ohio State Highway Patrol

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – Troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Middletown.

Investigators say Gregory Philpot, 58, of Middletown, was riding on Tytus Avenue Sunday night when a SUV somehow traveled into his lane and struck him near Enoch Drive.

Philpot was dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, George Pickett, 38, of Middletown, was not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation. 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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