One dead following motorcycle crash in Hopewell

State News

GRANVILLE (WCMH) — One man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Hopewell Township Friday.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 2007 Suzuki GS500 motorcycle, driven by Brian S. Litten, 47, of Newark, was traveling southeast on Flint Ridge Road at approximately 2:50 Friday afternoon.

The motorcycle struck a downed tree that was blocking the roadway, police said. The motorcycle overturned and Litten was thrown from the bike, according to police.

Litten was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Litten was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol urges motorists to wear all necessary safety equipment while operating a motorcycle.

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