James M. Payton, 50, of Alliance was pronounced dead at the scene by
the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office.
According to the OSHP, the one-vehicle crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Ohio 93, nine miles north of Ironton.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1986 Honda Rebel was traveling northbound on Ohio 93 when Payton lost control and slid off the road and struck a guardrail.
Troopers said Payton was wearing a helmet and was alone on his motorcycle. His next of kin was notified at the scene.
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