Motorcyclist dies in SR 231 accident

Trooper Margaret Clay of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol investigates an accident on SR 231 Friday.

A motorcyclist died in a three-vehicle accident on SR 231 Friday.

Trooper Austin Young of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said James Wolf, 62, of Upper Sandusky, was driving a 2013 F-150 truck pulling a trailer south on SR 231. Delbert Chester, 61, of Sycamore, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Trailblazer and was behind the truck, he said.

The Trailblazer went to make an illegal pass in a hazardous zone with a double yellow line around the truck and trailer and struck a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle that was north on SR 231 head-on, Young said.

The Trailblazer collided with the trailer, went into the ditch and overturned, he said.

The motorcyclist, whose identity was not released Friday night, was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet, Young said.

Chester was taken to Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital and then was taken by Life Flight to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center, he said.

Young said he did not believe Chester’s injuries were life-threatening.

Wolf and his passenger – his wife, Donna Wolf, 62, of Upper Sandusky – were wearing seatbelts and were not hurt, he said.

Citations and charges were pending at the scene Friday night.

Personnel from Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, Sycamore Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Seneca County Coroner’s Office, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation assisted.

The accident was reported about 7:40 p.m.