Bath Township – The Lima Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on July 17, 2022, at approximately 12:48 P.M. The crash occurred on Interstate 75 near mile post 127 in Bath Township, Allen County.

Saul Palacios (53) of Avon Park, Florida, was operating a 2015 Harley Davidson southbound on Interstate 75. Palacios lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail. Palacios and a passenger, Reina Palacios, (56) of Avon Park, Florida were thrown from the motorcycle. Mr. Palacios succumbed to his injuries on scene. Ms. Palacios was transported to the Lima Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Both occupants were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

The Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Bath Township Fire and EMS, Allen County Coroner’s Office, H&H Funeral Services and Able Wrecker Service. The crash remains under investigation.