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Defiance man killed when SUV strikes motorcycle

A Defiance man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV.

A Defiance man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. on SR 15, just south of Schick Road in Defiance County.

Troopers said a 2004 Ford Escape driven by 18-year-old Brittany Bird, of Ney, Ohio, was northbound on SR 15 when it went off the right side of the road and overcorrected, going left of center and striking a motorcycle. The bike was driven by 58-year-old Gary Saylor. He was not wearing a helmet.

Saylor was was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bird, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was not injured. Her SUV was heavily-damaged.

The crash remains under investigation.

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