Motorcycle crash claims man’s life in Athens County

ATHENS, Ohio — A Reedsville man was killed Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident in Athens County, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Brian Timothy Sawyer, 39, was killed about 2:30 a.m. as he was riding south on Four Mike Creek Road about a mile north of Rock Run, the patrol said. Sawyer was riding a 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide that struck a deer lying in the road, the patrol said.

He went off the left side of the road and overturned, the patrol said.

He was taken by Athens County EMS to Marietta Memorial Hospital in Belpre where he died of the injuries, the patrol said.

Sawyer was wearing a helmet at the time, the patrol said. The accident remains under investigation.