LOUDONVILLE, Ohio - The Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened Saturday around 7:57pm on State Route 3 between County Road 385 and County Road 22, north of the Village of Loudonville in Holmes County.
The motorcycle, driven by 35-year-old Jeremy D. Burkepile of Perrysville, Ohio, was southwest on State Route 3. As Burkepile entered a curve to the right just south of County Road 22, his motorcycle drifted off the left side of the roadway. The motorcycle struck the ditch and overturned, throwing Burkepile off the vehicle.
EMS and rescue personnel from Loudonville and Western Holmes departments as well as Metro Light Flight responded but Burkepile was pronounced dead at the scene. Burkpile was not wearing a helmet.
The events leading up to Burkepile's death remain under investigation.
This is the third fatal crash in Holmes County in 2013.