Updated Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11:20 a.m.
HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A Howard man was killed in a Monday afternoon motorcycle crash.
Timothy D. Blubaugh, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle crash on U.S. 36, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mount Gilead Post, reports.
The crash occurred at approximately 4:41 p.m. when Blubaugh, riding a 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, drove off the right side of the roadway in a curve and struck an embankment and several small trees.
Blubaugh, who was not wearing a helmet, according to OSHP.
OSHP indicated in a press release that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Knox County Coroner Dr. Jennifer Ogle, disagrees with the OSHP’s assessment.
“The coroner’s investigation saw no evidence of alcohol being a factor in the crash while at the scene. A full toxicology, which is common practice in all vehicular deaths, is underway,” Ogle said in a press release this morning.
The crash remains under investigation.
Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash.
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Originally published Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 7:32 a.m.
MOUNT GILEAD – The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a single fatality, motorcycle crash.
The crash occurred on May 7, 2018 at 4:41 P.M. on US Route 36 at mile post 28 in Howard Township in Knox County.Timothy D. Blubaugh, age 59, of Howard, Ohio, was operating a 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle westbound on US Route 36. Mr. Blubaugh drove off the right side of the roadway in a curve, struck an embankment and several small trees. Mr. Blubaugh was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Mr. Blubaugh was not wearing a helmet and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The Mount Gilead Post was assisted by Knox County EMS/Fire and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Patrol.