LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) — A motorcycle rider is dead after he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash Sunday afternoon.
Around 3 p.m. Sunday, motorcyclist Joseph Balistrieri, 42, was heading westbound on State Route 172 near U.S. Route 30 and lost control of the bike, according police. The motorcycle then trailed off to the right side of the road, hitting a ditch and causing the bike to overturn.
The rider was from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, and he later died, according to troopers.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, the rider was not wearing a helmet. Troopers say alcohol and drugs were suspected to be a factor in the crash.
Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office and Lisbon Fire assisted OSHP on the scene.