(8-14-22) The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Perry county involving a motorcycle and a semi-tractor trailer.

It happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday on State Route 555 in Bearfield Township.

Jerry Ruwoldt (55) of Ohio City was riding his motorcycle (2006 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide) north on State Route 555 near Bearfield Road when he went left of center and crashed head on into a a 2006 Kenworth W900 semi-truck that was traveling south on State Route 555.

Ruwoldt was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi Matthew Carpenter (42) of Beverly was not injured in the crash.

Other agencies on scene: Roseville Fire Department, Crooksville Fire/EMS, Perry County Coroner’s Office, Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation