The troopers at the Fremont post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said a southern Ohio motorcyclist was killed after he struck the back of an SUV and was hurled into the oncoming traffic of State Rt. 53 located south of Fort Seneca, Ohio in Seneca County's Pleasant Township.
Kurtis L. Morgan, 22, of Seaman, Ohio, was riding northbound on Route 53 around 6:40 p.m. when he struck the rear of the sport utility vehicle, which was slowing down in traffic. The troopers said. Mr. Morgan was ejected from his motorcycle into the southbound lane of the road, where he was struck by a pickup truck driven by Paul Madura, Jr., 58, of Glen Gardner, N.J.
Mr. Morgan, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The New Jersey man Mr. Madura drove off the west side of the road but was not injured, according to troopers. The SUV driver, Joseph Cunningham, 20, of Toledo, Ohio, also was uninjured from the accident.
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