(8-7-22) The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 6:48 p.m. Saturday on SR 385, east of New Hampshire in Auglaize County.

It was determined that Gustavo A. Cardenas Jr. (31) of Vaughnsville, was operating a red 2002 Suzuki VZ800 motorcycle. As Cardenas traveled westbound on state Route 385, he drove the motorcycle off the right side of the roadway. It struck a culvert and then came to a rest in the ditch. Cardenas was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. His family was notified, and his body was transported to Eley Funeral Homes in Wapakoneta.

While the crash remains under investigation, it was determined that alcohol did not play a role.