Cycle Crash: Police Suspect Alcohol Played a Role in Deadly Motorcycle Accident

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ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) - The Ashland Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on SR302 just west of SR58 in Orange Township shortly before 8PM  Thursday night.

Troopers responded to a crash involving a 1982 Honda CB650 motorcycle driven by 31-year-old Scott L. Mussell and 2010 Chevy Traverse, driven by 40-year-old Penelope A. Murphy.

Mussell was westbound on SR302 when he traveled left of center while negotiating a curve and struck Murphy's vehicle head-on. He was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Ashland where he was pronounced dead, Mussell was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Murphy suffered minor injury and was not transported. 45-year-old Tammy J. Depriest was a passenger in Murphy's vehicle and also suffered minor injuries.

Alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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