Elyria man dies in fatal motorcycle accident

Elyria man dies in fatal motorcycle accident

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO - An Elyria man died as a result of a fatal motorcycle collision that took place on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the two vehicle accident occurred on Route 61 at Route 113 on Sunday afternoon in Berlin Township, which is approximately 30 minutes north of Columbus. Eric P. Tillman, 47, of Elyria was driving a Honda motorcycle with Cynthia J. Tillman, 45, when they were struck by a car driven by 37-year-old Kelly M. Mantz. Mantz did not stop at a stop sign and was hit by Tillman's motorcycle.

Both Eric and Cynthia Tillman were transported to an area hospital by helicopter med-evac. Eric was pronounced dead at the hospital late Sunday night. Cynthia suffered serious injuries.

Kelly Mantz was not injured in the crash, but a 16-year-old occupant in her car was treated for minor injuries.

Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the accident. There have not been any charges filed yet.

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