GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – One man has died following a motorcycle crash in Gallia County.
According to the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), Shannon Wolford, 37 of Vinton, Ohio crashed on State Route 160. Wolford was driving a 2002 Honda RC51 motorcycle southbound on State Route 160 on April 16, 2017 when he wrecked at 3:38 p.m. According to the statement released by the OSHP, Wolford “drove off the left side of the road and struck an embankment.”
After striking the embankment, the vehicle continued overturning and the driver was ejected according to the statement front OSHP. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Wolford was transported from the scene via Gallia County EMS to Willis Funeral Home.
Additionally, the statement noted that Wolford had been wearing a helmet.
The roadway was closed for about two hours. The investigation is ongoing at this time.