COLUMBIANA COUNTY FATAL CRASH INVESTIGATION

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Lisbon Post #15 in Columbiana County Ohio is investigating a one vehicle fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on State Route 39 near milepost 8 in Washington Township, Columbiana County. The crash occurred at approximately 1800 hours on July 8, 2018.

Investigation revealed Craig A. Martaus / 34 years old / from Toronto, Ohio was operating his 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle eastbound on State Route 39 approaching milepost 8 when he went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Mr. Marlaus was ejected from the motorcycle as a result of the crash.

Mr. Martaus was transported by Life Team EMS to East Liverpool Hospital located in East Liverpool, Ohio and subsequently passed away due to his injuries.

Mr. Martaus was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Alcohol is not believad to be a factor in this crash.

This crash remains under investigation.