UPDATE: Authorities release the name of the motorcyclist involved in fatal accident on Ohio Route 7 near Newport

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NEWPORT, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 10/29/2017, 12:15 P.M.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Duane Wilcox, 71, of Newark, Ohio is the motorcyclist involved in the accident.The crash is still under investigation at this time.

10/28/2017, 11:00 A.M.

Teresa L. Fillmon, 49, of Newport, was riding a bicycle while traveling northbound on State Route 7. Fillmon was struck by a motorcycle also traveling northbound.

Fillmon was pronounced dead at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the crash.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash remains under investigation by the Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

ORIGINAL STORY: 10/27/2017, 4:56 P.M.

One person was killed Friday afternoon after being hit while riding a bicycle in Washington County.

An Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatcher says a person riding a bicycle was hit by a motorcycle on State Route 7 north of Newport.

The accident happened just before 3 p.m. near milepost 40, which is near Danas Run Road.

The Highway Patrol says the motorcycle driver was not injured. There's no word yet on whether that person could be facing charges.

The Highway Patrol and the Washington County Sheriff's Office are involved in the investigation.

Authorities are not releasing any names at this time.



 
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