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Published: Sunday, 6/28/2009

Findlay motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV

FINDLAY - A 41-year-old Findlay man died Friday night after his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle near Bloomdale, Ohio.

Brian Smith collided with a vehicle at State Route 18 and Township Road 85, about eight miles northeast of Findlay, the Ohio Highway Patrol said yesterday.

Mr. Smith was southbound on State Rt. 18. A northbound vehicle driven by Scott Chandler, 20, of North Fairfield attempted to make a left turn from State Rt. 18 onto Township Road 85, according to the highway patrol.

Mr. Smith's motorcycle struck the Chandler vehicle about 6:25 p.m.

Mr. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene; Mr. Chandler was not injured. Troopers said they did not know if Mr. Smith was wearing a helmet.

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