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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Motorcyclist Dead in Mishawaka Crash

Mishawaka, IN (July 27, 2022) - A fatal motorcycle crash in Mishawaka is under investigation following a single-vehicle crash on Friday at 10:47 p.m., according to the Mishawaka Police Department. 32-year-old Elkhart resident, Jim Ean, was killed in the incident.

Officials believe that Ean was traveling southbound on North Main Street at a high rate of speed and struck the curbed median at the intersection of Edison Lakes Parkway, police reported. Ean was ejected from the motorcycle and died from his injuries at the scene.

The Mishawaka Police Department's Traffic Bureau is handling the investigation.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Motorcyclist Dead in Greenwood Crash

Greenwood, IN (July 20, 2022) - A man has been killed Wednesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck. Around 10:32 a.m., the Greenwood Police Department was dispatched to the area of County Line Road and Graham Road, this is near South Arlington Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers located the driver of the motorcycle unresponsive. He was then transported to Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

According to witnesses, the driver of the motorcycle was going east on County Line Road and tried to pass the vehicle in front of him. When he crossed left of center and into the west bound lanes, his motorcycle crashed with the pick-up truck that was going west.

The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured. As this is a developing story, no other information has been released.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Motorcyclist Dead after Hitting Utility Pole

Terre Haute, IN (June 7, 2022) - A person was killed in a motorcycle accident early Tuesday morning, according to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office.

At 4:01 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 3600 block of Old Paris Road in western Vigo County in response to a crash involving a motorcycle.

The investigation revealed that the driver of the motorcycle left the road and struck a utility pole. The driver, Connie Hylman of West Terre Haute, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Front of Dana Plant

Fort Wayne, IN (June 7, 2022) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash along West State Boulevard Monday morning. Police and medics were called just before 7:00 a.m. to the 2100 block of West State Boulevard, in front of the Dana Corporation plant, on reports of an crash with injuries involving a motorcycle.

First responders arrived to find a man down in the roadway. Officers and medics attempted life-saving measures, and the motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital, where he ultimately died.

He was identified later Monday as 31-year-old Brian K. Jewell of Fort Wayne. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Jewell died of multiple blunt force injuries.

Police said in a news release that the motorcycle was headed west on State when he swerved to avoid an eastbound SUV that was turning into a Dana lot. In the process of swerving, the motorcycle grazed the rear corner of the SUV then side-swiped an eastbound sedan, and he was thrown from the motorcycle.

The driver of the SUV was not hurt, but the driver of the sedan suffered minor injuries to her arms, police said. State Boulevard was closed while police investigated the crash.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Two Motorcyclist Airlifted after Crash

Milan, IN (June 6, 2022) - Two people were airlifted from a collision involving a car and a motorcycle on State Road 350 in Milan just before 4 pm Saturday.

The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office says a 2008 Buick passenger car driven by a 16-year-old from Milan was eastbound on State Road 350 and turned left in front of a westbound 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, 46-year-old Jerry Pottorf, and his passenger, 42-year-old Jenny Gronostaj, were both ejected from the bike and flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Pottorf and Gronostaj are from Cincinnati and the teen driving the car was not injured. The crash remains under investigation by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office received assistance at the scene were the Milan Fire Department, Ripley County EMS, Ripley County Medic, and Indiana State Police.

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