Off Duty Wyandot County Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Accident Sunday Evening

Posted on August 2, 2021

A Marseilles man died in a motorcycle accident over the weekend.

According to a release from the Bucyrus Post of the Ohio State Patrol, the crash was discovered around 9:15 Sunday night on County Highway 77 east of Township Road 108 in Wyandot County.  

It involved a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by 49 year-old Michael C. Hoy.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle was traveling west on 77 when it collided with a deer.  

Hoy lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected. 

He was transported from the scene to Wyandot Memorial Hospital where he passed away.  

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 

Hoy was a Deputy with the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office.

He began his career with the department in 1999. 

In a statement, Sheriff Todd Frey called  Deputy Hoy “a valuable asset to the department who will be missed. “

Sheriff Fry asked everyone to “keep his family and his law enforcement family in your prayers.”

The crash remains under investigation.

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