Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Perry County

Local News

BEARFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio-The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Perry county involving a motorcycle and a semi.

It happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday on State Route 555 in Bearfield Township.

The Lancaster Post reports that 55-year-old Jerry Ruwoldt of Ohio City was riding his motorcycle north on State Route 555 near Bearfield Road when he went left of center and crashed head on into a semi that was travelling south on State Route 555.

Ruwoldt was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi 42-year-old Matthew Carpenter of Beverly was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation

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