Holmes County authorities continue to investigate a fatal accident this past weekend that claimed the life of a man from Massillon and injured two others. The crash, which involved two motorcycles, took place Saturday afternoon on State Route 39, just east of Township Road 219. 51-year old Michael Wirth was eastbound on his motorcycle, and attempting to pass another motorcycle, when his leg struck the end of a guardrail and caused him to crash. Wirth, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was then struck by the other motorcycle, which was unable to stop in time. That bike’s driver, a 58-year old man from New Philadelphia, along with his passenger, a 55-year old Canton woman, were both seriously injured in the crash.
Two-motorcycle accident in Holmes County kills one, injures two
Sep 20, 2022