Motorcyclist dies in weekend crash

August 13, 2012


PDT Staff Writer

A motorcycle crash over the weekend has claimed the life of a man from South Point.

According to the Ironton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, motorcyclist Paul Watters, 56, of South Point, was traveling west on County Road 1 in front of Chesapeake High School at about 3 p.m. on Saturday. He reportedly swerved to avoid traffic stopped ahead, lost control and drove off the right-side of the road and overturned. He was ejected from the motorcycle, and was not wearing a safety helmet.

He was pronounced dead on Sunday by the Cabell County Coroner.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Ryan Scott Ottney can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 235, or rottney@heartlandpublications.com.