The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 6:35 p.m. Friday evening on Sugar Grove Road in Fairfield County.
According to the Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Brandon R. Clary of Westerville was traveling northbound on Sugar Grove Road on a 2001 Honda CB 600 motorcycle with his passenger, 43-year-old Cheri L. Lutz of Zanesville. The motorcycle went left of center around a curve striking a Ford Explorer driven by 23-year-old Tabitha N. Senig head on.
Clary and Lutz were transported to the Fairfield Medical Center where Mr. Clary was pronounced dead. Lutz was later flown to Grant Hospital where she remains in critical condition. Senig was not injured in the crash. Neither Clary nor Lutz were wearing helmets during the time of the crash.
The Highway Patrol suspects alcohol to be a factor in the crash.