Man Dies After Motocross Event At Meigs Co. Fair

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An event at the Meigs County Fair ended sadly with the death of a 21-year-old Long Bottom man, according to authorities.

Justin Hill was competing in a motocross race at the Meigs County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night when he crashed his motorcycle and was thrown from it, according to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood. Hill was taken to Holzer Meigs Emergency Department by ambulance with life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office’s new release.

Hill died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

” Investigators with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and the (Ohio) State Highway Patrol have been investigating the crash scene and receiving eye witness accounts of the accident,” Wood wrote in the release. “Hill was wearing a helmet and protective equipment during the race.”

The sheriff’s department  is requesting anyone with video footage of the crash to provide it so investigators can “better understand how the tragedy occurred.”

The sheriff’s office can be reached at  (740) 992-3371.