One person killed in motorcycle crash

CHEVIOT, OH (FOX 19) - A motorcyclist driving on Westwood Northern Boulevard shortly after midnight Saturday lost control of his motorcycle, struck a tree and then a telephone pole.  He was thrown from the motorcycle.

Daniel C. Schmitt, Jr., 36, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hamilton County Coroner's Office.

Police say alcohol and speed do appear to be factors in the crash.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department's Traffic Unit at 513-352-2514.

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