EL man killed in motorcycle accident

NEGLEY – An East Liverpool man was killed early Sunday morning after his motorcycle struck a utility pole off the side of Union Ridge Road in Middleton Township.

According to the Lisbon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Joshua Brown, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner’s office.

Brown was reportedly northbound on Union Ridge when he drove off the right side, striking the utility pole north of Dyke Road. His 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heavily damaged on the right side.

The patrol said alcohol use is unknown at this time but the accident remains under investigation.

The Negley Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene.

Anyone with knowledge or information about this crash is asked to contact the Lisbon post at 330-424-7783.