The Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash involving a motorcycle. The crash occurred September 21, at approximately 6:43 a.m. at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Draper Street in Washington Court House, Fayette County.
A preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, operated by Paul D. Moss, 68, Washington Court House, was traveling northeast on Clinton Avenue, making a left turn to travel north onto Draper Street. A 2023 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, operated by Tyler L. Ward, 28, Washington Court House, was traveling southwest on Clinton Avenue. The Chrysler failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making the left turn, striking the Kawasaki.
Ward was transported by ground ambulance to Adena Fayette Medical Center where he succumbed to fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Moss and his passenger, Linda L. Catalfina, 79, Washington Court House, were not injured as a result of the crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by the Washington Court House Police Department, Washington Court House Fire Department and the Fayette County Coroner’s Office. The crash remains under investigation by the Wilmington Post.