Jefferson Davis, 54, was killed in the crash near Newark on Tuesday afternoon.

LICKING COUNTY, Ohio – A Newark man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle on Tuesday, according to Randy Thorp, sheriff of Licking County.

Thorp said 54-year-old Jefferson Davis was driving south on Fallsburg Road near Newark around 12:30 p.m. when Davis lost control of a corner.

Davis pulled off the right side of the street and crashed. Thorp said Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.