Harrison Township – Troopers from the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on US 6, west of Township Road 8, Harrison Township, in Henry County.
On April 22, 2018, at approximately 3:23 p.m., a Suzuki motorcycle, operated by Joshua Ryan Dalton, 27 years of age, of Morristown, Tennessee, was traveling east on US 6. A 2009 Dodge Ram, operated by Ronald W. Weichers, 62 years of age, of Napoleon, Ohio, was turning left from a private driveway onto US 6 to travel west. Mr. Weichers put his motorcycle down on the roadway in an attempt to avoid the collision but the Suzuki motorcycle struck the Dodge Ram on the driver’s side.
Mr. Dalton was ejected from his motorcycle and struck a guardrail on the roadside. Mr. Weichers safely got out of his Dodge Ram prior to it catching on fire. Mr. Dalton was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Mr. Weichers suffered minor injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, J & R’s Towing, the Henry County Coroner’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation.