CIRCLEVILLE — The Pickaway County Sheriff's Office has identified a Circleville man as the victim of a fatal accident Friday night on U.S. Route 22 East.

Michael D. Forrest, 31, Circleville, was declared dead at the scene of the crash that occurred about 11:27 p.m. Friday in Washington Township.

Preliminary reports indicate the victim was traveling eastbound on Route 22 by motorcycle when he collided at the intersection with a car traveling northbound on Ringgold Southern Road. The impact embedded the front wheel of the motorcycle into the driver's side door of the car.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, Katie M. Willis, 20, of Laurelville, was transported by Clearcreek Squad and Rescue to Berger Hospital for treatment.

Route 22 was closed in both directions for several hours as deputies investigated the scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, according to Sheriff Dwight Radcliff.

Trish Bennett is editor of The Circleville Herald.