Troopers believe alcohol was factor in crash that killed motorcyclist in Hiram

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HIRAM TWP., Ohio -- Troopers believe alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Portage County Thursday morning.

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Antonio Matos, the crash happened just before 7 a.m. on state Route 700 at Norton Road in Hiram Township.

Matos said it appears that a motorcyclist was traveling north on state Route 700, and a car was traveling south on state Route 700. The car made a left turn onto Norton Road in front of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, hit the car and was thrown off his bike. A second vehicle drove through the area and hit the motorcyclist in the road.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither of the drivers of the vehicles were injured. Matos said it's believed alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.