(AMERICAN TOWNSHIP)  (8-31-21) – The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash which occurred at 1:20 PM on North Cole Street, near Beery Road, in American Township, Allen County.

A 2012 Honda Goldwing Trike, driven by Curtis Sims (66) of Medina, Ohio was northbound on North Cole Street. The Honda crossed the centerline and traveled off of the left side of the roadway. The Honda struck a ditch and overturned, throwing Sims from the vehicle.   

Sims sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Allen County Coroner. Sims was transported by ambulance to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.  

Sims was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash remains under investigation. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Allen County Coroner’s Office, American Township Fire and EMS, as well as Able’s Towing.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds motorists to always wear protective equipment when operating motorcycles.