Motor Vehicle Accident (Fatal)

Sugarcreek Police was dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Patchel Run Road on Friday September 21, 2018 at 7:45pm.

Upon arrival, officers found one male patient being attended to by fire department personnel as well as neighboring residents. Officer assisted with medical treatment until Community Ambulance Service arrived on scene.

Victim, Michael Paul LaVan, was unable to overcome the injuries sustained in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation shows that LaVan was traveling north on Patchel Run Road and failed to negotiate a left bend in the road causing his motorcycle to leave the roadway.

Sugarcreek Police were assisted at the scene by Rocky Grove and Reno Vol Fire Departments, Community Ambulance, Venango County Coroner and Sugarcreek Towing and Recovery.

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