FARMER — A Hicksville man was injured near here Sunday morning at approximately 6 a.m., after losing control of his motorcycle.

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Eric Rice, 30, was northbound on Ohio 2 near Farmer when he lost control of his motorcycle, went off the west side of the roadway and struck a ditch. He was thrown from the motorcycle onto the roadway.

Rice was transported from the scene by Hicksville EMS to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne with non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet, and according to the Ohio Highway Patrol, alcohol was a not a factor in the crash.

Assistance at the scene was provided by the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, Hicksville EMS and the Farmer Township Fire Department. The crash remains under investigation.

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