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Tiffin man killed in motorcycle crash on SR 101





Tiffin, Ohio — The Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Thursday evening at approximately 9:30 p.m. The incident took place at the intersection of State Route 101 and Township Road 188 in Clinton Township, Seneca County.

Authorities identified the individuals involved in the accident as 45-year-old Joseph Knott, of Tiffin, and 91-year-old James Dougherty, also of Tiffin.

According to the preliminary report, Knott was operating a 2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide, traveling southwest on State Route 101. Concurrently, Dougherty was driving a 2018 Ford EcoSport, heading northeast on State Route 101 and intending to make a left turn onto Township Road 188. Dougherty failed to yield the right-of-way while executing his left turn, resulting in a collision with Knott.

The impact of the collision forcibly ejected Knott from his motorcycle, causing him to land on the roadway. Knott was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and as a result, he sustained fatal injuries.

As of now, it remains unclear whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident. The investigation is still ongoing, and authorities are diligently working to piece together the details surrounding the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol received assistance from multiple agencies in responding to this event, including the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Tiffin Fire and EMS, Clinton Township Fire Department, Seneca County Coroner’s Office, Keller Truck Repair, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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