Ohio man dies after motorcycle crashes with van

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man has died after his motorcycle crashed with a van on a road in Athens County.

The State Highway Patrol says 54-year-old Mike Lewis Thomas, of Athens, was driving the motorcycle north on Stage Coach Road on Saturday when the bike crossed the center line and hit the oncoming van. The agency says Thomas was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

An agency news release says Thomas was not wearing a helmet. The Highway Patrol also says investigators don’t suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The driver of the van was not injured.

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