Ohio State Patrol investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Ashtabula County

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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP, OH – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle accident that took the life of an Ashtabula man.

Randal Richards, 53, was driving his motorcycle on State Route 84 in Saybrook Township shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday when the cycle left the road and drove into a ditch. Richards was thrown from his motorcycle into a tree. Troopers tell Fox 8 that he died from his injuries at the scene of the accident.

Richards was not wearing a helmet and the Ohio State Patrol does not know if alcohol was a factor in the crash yet. They are continuing to investigate.