CHESTER TWP. –A Dayton man was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on by an SUV late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Wilmington Post.
The crash occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on State Route 380 at Inwood Road, Chester Township, Clinton County.
Preliminary investigation indicates a red 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac was traveling southbound on SR 380 operated by Anthony R. Stevens, 56, of Wilmington.
A 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was northbound on SR380 operated by Terry M. Scott, 55, of Dayton.
There was a vehicle stopped in the roadway yielding to northbound traffic before turning left onto Inwood Road that was not involved in the crash.
The OSHP stated Stevens drove left of center to avoid striking the stopped car, and while driving left of center, he struck the motorcycle head-on.
Scott was pronounced dead at the scene by Chester Township EMS and Clinton County Coroner’s Office, the OSHP said, adding that he was not wearing a helmet at the time of crash.
Stevens was not injured as a result of the crash; he was wearing a safety belt.
Alcohol and/or drugs are suspected in the crash, according to the OSHP.
Units assisting on scene were Chester Township Fire/EMS, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Coroner’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.