One Person Killed in Newark Crash


One person is dead following a motorcycle crash in Newark.

Newark police say the crash happened on the ramp from State Route 79 to State Route 16 westbound Friday night.

Officers say 56-year-old Richard Mitchell lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the guardrail and lamppost off the side of the road.

Mitchell was the only person involved.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown at this time what caused Mitchell to crash.

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