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Published: Monday, 6/9/2008

Motorcycle crash takes life of Milan Township man


HURON, Ohio A Milan Township man was fatally injured when the motorcycle he was driving crashed Sunday south of this Erie County community, authorities said.

Thomas Shaffoe, 62, the crash victim, was pronounced dead about a half-hour later, at 4:49 p.m., at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol s Columbus headquarters.

The crash occurred about 4:20 p.m. on State Rt. 13 near Alpine Trail in Erie County s Milan Township.

Mr. Shaffoe was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson Electra Glide north on Route 13 when he failed to round a left curve, drove off the right side of the road, overturned, and struck a bush, troopers said.

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The cause of the accident was under investigation Monday, troopers said.

Huron is about 60 miles southeast of Toledo.

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