MILTON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol has identified a man who died in a motorcycle crash that happened Wednesday.
The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. on Route 18, about a quarter mile east of Route 534 in Milton Township
Troopers say 57-year-old Francis Cooper, of Diamond, was driving a 2006 Suzuki DR-Z110 east on Route 18 when a deer ran out in front of him. Cooper hit the deer and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was hit by the driver of a Toyota Highlander traveling in the same direction.
Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 70-year-old driver of the Toyota Highlander was not injured.
Milton Township police fire and ems responded to the scene.
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Brian Oehlback and Patty Coller contributed to this report.