July 17, 2018 Fatal Crash on State Route 517 in Columbiana County

Fairfield Township, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol's Lisbon Post is investigating a one vehicle fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on State Route 517 near milepost 7 in Fairfield Township, Columbiana County. The crash occurred at approximately 0120 hours on July 17, 2018.

William J, Stoffel, 41, of Lisbon was operating his 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle Westbound on State Route 517 approaching milepost 7 when he went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Mr. Stoffel was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Columbiana Coroner.

Mr. Stoffel was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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