Fatal Crash Under Investigation In Ashland County

Fatal Crash Under Investigation In Ashland County

  • 6/16/2018 10:15:57 AM
  • Emily Ramey
  • Local News

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, OH- Troopers from the Ashland Post are investigating a fatal crash in Ashland County, south of Loudonville on State Route 3 near the intersection of Township Road 739. The crash occurred at approximately 6:03 PM Friday. 

Robert C. Bruce Jr., age 54, of Centerburg, Ohio was riding a 2008 Harley Davidson Roadking motorcycle north on SR 3. A 16-year-old male, of Loudonville, Ohio was driving a 2001 Plymouth Neon south on SR 3. Bruce attempted to slow for traffic ahead and lost control of his motorcycle. He traveled left of center and struck the Plymouth Neon head-on. Bruce was wearing a helmet but succumbed to his injuries on scene. The driver of the Plymouth Neon sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene by Loudonville Fire and Rescue.

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office and Rangers from the Department of Natural Recourses also assisted on scene. Traffic was detoured around the scene for approximately one hour while the scene was cleared. The crash remains under investigation.

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