Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Middletown

( MIDDLETOWN, OH ) -- A motorcyclist died in a crash on Friday, October 5, in Middletown. Brandon Steward, 24, was heading east down Pershing Avenue just after 4 PM, lost control, and drove off the left side of the road, overturning the bike, and was thrown off the motorcycle.

Steward was taken to Atrium Medical Center and later CareFlighted to Miami Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash.