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Published: Monday, 6/9/2008

Crash kills motorcyclist in Erie County

A man from Milan, Ohio, is dead after a motorcycle crash yesterday in Milan Township in Erie County, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Thomas A. Shaffoe, 62, was driving his motorcycle north on State Rt. 13 near Alpine Trail about 4:20 p.m. when he missed a left curve, drove off the right side of the roadway, overturned, and struck a bush, police said.

He was pronounced dead at Fisher-Titus Hospital in Norwalk. Mr. Shaffoe was not wearing a helmet.

Police said speed and alcohol were not believed to be factors in the accident, which remains under investigation.

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