ZANESVILLE, Ohio — In a story Nov. 18 about a fatal motorcycle crash, The Associated Press, relying on initial information from the State Highway Patrol, erroneously reported that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. The patrol says further investigation showed that the motorcyclist, Ryan P. Longstreth, was wearing a helmet.
A corrected version of the story is below:
ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed when he hit a deer in eastern Ohio over the weekend.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said 38-year-old Ryan P. Longstreth was dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. 40 in Zanesville on Saturday evening.
The patrol said Longstreth was riding west a black 1996 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he struck a deer crossing the road at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Longstreth was thrown off.
The motorcycle went into the eastbound lane and struck a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The driver of the truck wasn’t injured.
Longstreth, of Newark, was wearing a helmet.