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Fatal motorcycle accident on Turnpike, near Fremont

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FREMONT, OH (Press Release) -

The Milan Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a 2-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on the Ohio Turnpike near the Fremont toll gate in Sandusky Township Wednesday evening.

The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Douglas Rhoades, 33, of Fremont, was driving a Honda Goldwing eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike, exiting at gate 91.  The motorcycle crossed over a concrete divider strip into the westbound entrance ramp and struck the trailer of a 2000 Peterbuilt tractor trailer.   

The driver of the tractor trailer was identified as Roger Tooley, age 56, of Kent, Ohio. 

Rhoades was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Tooley was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.  Sandusky County Fire, Sandusky County EMS and the Sandusky County Coroner's Office all assisted at the scene.

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