Minerva man injured in dirt bike crash in West Township

WEST TOWNSHIP — Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Lisbon Post are investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

A 2006 Honda CRF 450 dirt bike was traveling southbound on Lippincott Road, just north of US 30. The driver lost control of the dirt bike, overturned and was ejected, striking his head on the roadway.

The driver of the dirt bike, 27-year-old Brandon Purvis of Minerva, sustained serious injuries and was transported by Minerva Fire and EMS to Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Assisting on the scene was Minerva Fire and EMS. The crash remains under investigation according to a report released early Sunday morning.

No further information was available at press time.