PUBLISHED 8:56 PM 6/18/2022


Chardon Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash


At 1621 hours, the Chardon Post was dispatched to a fatal crash on US 322 at the intersection of SR 608 in Clairdon Township, Geauga County.


A Red 2018 Subaru SUV was traveling west on US 322 at a high rate of speed when it struck a Black 2016 Kia minivan also traveling west on US 322 in the rear. The Red Subaru overturned and struck two motorcycles (2017 and a 2020 Harley Davidson) that were traveling east on US 322 ejecting both riders.


The Red SUV then struck a 2022 Buick SUV that was traveling east on US 322 behind the two motorcycles. The Red Subaru came to final rest on it's side in the intersection. The driver of the Red Subaru suffered life threatening injuries and was flown to UH Cleveland.


One of the motorcycle operators suffered a fatal injury, the second operator suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to UH Geauga.


The driver of the 2022 Buick SUV suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to UH Geauga.


The driver of the 2016 Kia minivan suffered minor injuries and was treated by EMS at the scene.


ODOT was on scene for traffic control.


Alcohol and drug use does not appear to be a factor. The motorcycle operator that suffered fatal injuries was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was identified as 57-year old Mark Burr Jr from Aurora, Ohio.


The other operator was not wearing a helmet.


Personnel from the Middlefield Fire Department, Middlefield Police Department, Geauga County Sheriff's Office, Burton Fire Department and Burton Police Department assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.