ATHENS, Ohio -
The Ohio State Highway Patrol in Athens is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle that occurred Saturday afternoon.
At about 3:11 p.m. Saturday, troopers responded to the crash on Stage Coach Road just north of Ervin Road in Athens County.
The preliminary investigation reveals that Mike Lewis Thomas, 54, of Athens, was driving a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Stage Coach Road when he drove left of center, striking an oncoming 2006 Toyota Sienna van driven by Cheryl W. Vanhook, 46, of Athens.
Thomas was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Vanhook was not injured.
Thomas was not wearing a protective helmet. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.