The Canton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a motorcycle in which a 39-year-old Akron woman was killed.

Dead is Michelle Candle An earlier report from the patrol listed an incorrect name.

The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. Friday on Killian Road near Plymouth Drive in Springfield Township.

Candle was traveling east on Killian Road on a 2005 Harley Davidson. The crash occurred when Candle failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the right side of the roadway, striking a tree, the patrol said.

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

She was transported by Springfield Township EMS to Summa Akron City Hospital and later died.

Alcohol or drug impairment is not suspected, the patrol said.

Assisting were Springfield Township police and EMS.