Cycle Crash: Avon firefighter killed in motorcycle accident

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CARLISLE TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - An investigation is underway after a fatal motorcycle accident late Monday night in Carlisle Township.

31-year-old Kevin Criss, a firefighter with Avon, was killed.

Police tell 19 Action News the Wellington man was riding his 2001 Yamaha motorcycle on County Road 26 when he lost control on a curve. Criss traveled off the road and hit a sign and a guardrail. He then went airborne over an embankment and was ejected from the bike.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor or if a helmet was in use.

The chief says Criss has been with the department since June of 2006 and leaves behind a wife and a toddler son.

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