HOLLOWAY — Authorities are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that took place shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon (July 28) in Belmont County.

According to reports from the St. Clairsville Post of State Highway Patrol Bruce LeMasters. 60, of New Philadelphia, lost control and overturned his motorcycle in a curve on State Route 331 near Holloway. Troopers said alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash.

LeMasters, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.