Firefighter, EMS Captain in Ashland County killed after motorcycle crash, OSHP says
ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A firefighter and EMS Captain in Ashland County died after being thrown from his motorcycle during a crash on Sunday, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol officials.
The crash happened on Country Road 1302 at around 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 2 in Perry Township, according to a department press release.
A motorcyclist driving a 2009 Harley Davidson was driving westbound before going off the roadway to the right, the release said. The motorcycle then hit a street sign, which threw the man off of the bike.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Officials identified the man as 23-year-old Ethan Stadler.
Stadler was a firefighter for the Polk Jackson Perry Fire District. He was also an EMS Captain, according to a department Facebook post.
Drugs and alcohol are not considered to be factors in the crash, officials said.
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