Police identify rider in fatal motorcycle crash

Fatal motorcycle crash in Clark County.

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A motorcycle crash turns fatal on State Route 54 at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

It happened north of Catawba, when police say 54-year-old Timothy P. Smith from Mechanicsburg heading northbound on his motorcycle drove off the right side of the road into a wooden fence.

Smith was thrown from the motorcycle and found dead at the scene by authorities.

Police say he had just purchased the motorcycle just hours before the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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