Times Bulletin Editor

VAN WERT - An Alaska man with local ties has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 31.

Nicholas A. Mason, 18, NorthPole, Alaska was southbound on Slane Rd. near the intersection with Hessian Rd. in Hoaglin Township when he lost control of his motorcycle.

An emergency call was received by the Van Wert County Sheriff's Office about a motorcycle crash at location. Due to the extent of the injuries to Mason, Samaritan Helicopter was requested. He was taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, and was pronounced dead at a later time.

Assisting the sheriff's office at the scene were Grover Hill Fire and EMS, Van Wert EMS, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. No other details on the accident were released by the sheriff's office.