The Lancaster post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Fairfield County early Sunday morning.
According to troopers, 45-year-old James O. Bigerton, of Carroll, was operating a 2007 Honda motorcycle westbound on U.S. 22 when he traveled off the left of the roadway and overturned at about 3 a.m.
A passerby observed the crash and called 911 at about 5:57 a.m., according to troopers.
Bigerton was pronounced dead at the scene by medic personnel, according to troopers.
Investigators say alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash. Bigerton was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The investigation continues.