(Posted July 5, 2019)
Troopers with the West Jefferson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a single motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 8:18 p.m. July 4.
The crash occurred on County Road 71 (Spring Valley Road), north of State Route 142 in Deer Creek Township, Madison County.
Anthony Cortez Williams, 48, of Belleville, Ill., was driving a black 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on County Road 71 when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Williams then drove off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole. He was ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Madison County coroner.
Alcohol and drugs are not considered a factor in the crash. Williams was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.