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One dead in motorcycle crash in Warren County

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Posted at 5:44 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 17:44:17-04

WASHINGTON TWP., Ohio — The Lebanon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred near Washington Township at around 12:20 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Police said 72-year-old Lawrence W. Latham was traveling east on State Route 350 on a Suzuki motorcycle when he drove off the side of the road, crashing into a ditch.

He was ejected off the motorcycle, according to police, and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Latham was wearing a DOT-approved helmet at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation, and there is no word as to whether impairment or speed played a factor in the crash.