Fatal motorcycle crash in New Franklin Township

Fatal motorcycle crash in New Franklin Township

NEW FRANKLIN, OH (WOIO) - Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in New Franklin Township.

The crash occurred at approximately 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 20.

Michael Keith of Akron was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson eastbound on West Canton Rd.

Troopers say Keith, 35, came over a hillcrest and swerved to avoid a driver pulling out of a private driveway. Keith went off the roadway, lost control and struck a guardrail.

Keith was transported to Akron General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Keith was not wearing a protective helmet at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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