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Proctorville crash claims 1 life

Published 7:00pm Saturday, November 9, 2013

At 1:24 p.m. on Saturday, Ohio State Troopers from the Ironton Post responded to a one-vehicle crash on State Route 7 bypass just south of Kinley Avenue in Proctorville.

Upon arrival at the scene and talking to witnesses, troopers determined Jason M. Willis, 18, of Proctorville, was riding an off-road motorcycle northbound on the southbound berm of State Route 7 when he intentionally drove onto the right of way grass area.

Willis drove over an embankment, overturned and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Willis was wearing a helmet, according to reports, and the incident is still under investigation.

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