SOUTHINGTON, Ohio (WKBN) – A man from Newton Falls was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday evening.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Chase Baker was traveling north on Route 534 in front of Southington Schools when he lost control and crashed near the school’s driveway. He was thrown from the Kawasaki Ninja 650 he was riding, troopers said.

The crash happened just after 6 p.m.

Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say he was wearing a helmet.

Baker was taken to the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office where an autopsy will be performed.

The crash closed down a portion of State Route 534 as crews worked to clear the scene.

The crash is under investigation.

Patty Coller contributed to this report.