MORROW COUNTY — A Mount Vernon man died following a motorcycle accident in Morrow County’s Congress Township Sunday night.

According to a press release from the Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shawn M. Hershberger, 46, was southbound on Ohio 19 when he drove off the right side of the roadway in a curve and overturned in a field.

“Hershberger was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene,” the release stated. “… Hershberger was not wearing a helmet and alcohol is possibly a factor in the crash.”

OSHP was assisted by Johnsville Fire Department, Morrow County Fire and EMS, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Morrow County Coroner’s Office.

The accident remains under investigation.



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