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Monday, September 13, 2021

One Dead After Motorcycle Hits Vehicle

Huntington, IN (September 13, 2021) - The Huntington Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that left one person dead on Sunday night.

Just before 10:30 p.m., Huntington police responded to an accident near the intersection of U.S. 24 W and North Jefferson Street after being notified by an off duty Columbia City police officer.

Police determined a motorcycle had struck a vehicle and immediately began rendering aid to the victim. A short time later, medical personnel declared the victim deceased. The victim’s identity will not be revealed until family are notified.

It is unknown what caused the crash, or whether the other driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with investigators. The condition of the other driver was not shared. This accident is still under investigation by Huntington police.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Motorcyclist Killed in Madison County Crash

Anderson, IN (September 6, 2021) - The Madison County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene of an accident that took the life of a motorcyclist Monday afternoon. According to a brief news release, the crash involved a motorcycle and a pickup truck and happened at the intersection of Indiana 9 and County Road 1100 South.

Witnesses said the motorcyclist, riding a 2000 Yamaha MC southbound on Indiana 9, attempted to pass a pickup truck — also headed south and pulling a smaller vehicle — as the truck was turning east onto County Road 1100 South, according to police. The motorcycle collided with the left rear quarter of the pickup, then slid off the north side of County Road 1100 South, police said.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. A representative from the Madison County coroner’s office was en route to the accident location. The driver of the pickup, Matthew Sarten, 25, of Fortville, was unhurt, as was a passenger in the automobile he was pulling, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Female Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

Elkhart, IN (September 2, 2021) - One person has died following a crash involving two motorcycles and a vehicle, the Elkhart Police Department reported. At 2:42 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of South Main Street and the U.S. 20 Bypass for reports of a motor vehicle crash.

An initial investigation said that the vehicle was northbound on South Main Street, turning left to go east on the U.S. 20 Bypass. As the vehicle made the turn, it collided with two motorcycles that were traveling southbound on South Main Street, reports said.

The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man, was not injured in the crash. The operator of the first motorcycle, a 53-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital and later died from her injuries.

The operator of the second motorcycle, a 53-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. This crash remains under investigation.

Source: ABC57

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Southern Indiana

Clarksville, IN (September 1, 2021) - A portion of Interstate 265 was closed in southern Indiana due to a fatal crash. Indiana State Police reported the crash just before 3:00 p.m. today. They said it involved a motorcycle and a truck.

It happened in the area of I-265 at I-65 in Clarksville, and the westbound lanes of I-265 are closed. ISP said they are diverting traffic onto northbound I-65. No details about the fatality were immediately available.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Seymour Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Jefferson County, IN (August 31, 2021) - Early Saturday morning, Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post were requested to investigate a three-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on State Road 7 in northern Jefferson County that resulted in the death of a Seymour woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle.

According to the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team at approximately 12:30 a.m., a 1986 Honda motorcycle, being driven by 39-year-old Jason K. Mace, of Seymour, was traveling north on State Road 7 near the Jefferson/Jennings county line.For an unknown reason, Mace lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle overturned, throwing Mace and his passenger, 24-year-old Emma K. Kiefer, of Seymour, from the vehicle.

A 2019 Nissan Rogue, driven by 29-year-old Danielle R. Newton, of North Vernon, Indiana, and a 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 28-year-old Andrew J. Downs, of North Vernon, who were traveling north on State Road 7 both struck the motorcycle.

Mace sustained serious injuries in the crash. He was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. Kiefer sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. The drivers of the other vehicles were uninjured in the collision.

State Road 7 was closed for approximately five hours while troopers investigated the crash.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Source: WCSI

Sunday, August 15, 2021

One Dead After Fatal Motorcycle Crash

South Bend, IN (August 15, 2021) – A fatal motorcycle crash near the 74-mile marker of the Indiana Toll Road, three miles west of the Notre Dame Exit, claimed the life of a female passenger on Saturday just after 8:30 pm, according to the Indiana State Police.

Trooper’s initial investigation reveals that a grey 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 45-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio, was heading east. The motorcycle suffered a possible rear tire failure, causing him to lose control of the bike, according to troopers.

The driver and the passenger were both thrown from the motorcycle, troopers said. The bike came to rest in the median. The driver was transported to the hospital in serious, but non-life-threatening condition.

The female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers have identified her as Kaneisha Akins, a 45-year-old resident of Toledo, Ohio. Her family has been notified.

The eastbound and westbound passing lanes were blocked for clean-up.

Source: South Bend Tribune

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Logansport Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Monticello, IN (July 29, 2021) - A evening collision Saturday between a motorcycle and an automobile near Monticello ended with one woman dead and another hospitalized.

Stacy Collins, 44, Logansport, Indiana was pronounced dead at the scene, said White County Sheriff Bill Brooks. Collins was the passenger on a motorcycle driven by her husband, Brandon Collins, who was taken to Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital.

Brooks stated did not know the man’s condition as of Wednesday but said that he believed the injuries were not life-threatening.

The accident happened about 9:07 p.m. between the motorcycle and a black 2015 Buick at the intersection of Northwest Shafer Drive and County Road 225 North, Brooks said.

Jhoanna Gonzales, 26, was driving the Buick east on 225 North and was behind a red car that stopped at the stop sign and turned right. Gonzales approached the stop sign to turn left and failed to yield to the southbound motorcycle as he turned on to Northwest Shafer.

The motorcycle then hit the car as Gonzales was turning, Brooks said. Gonzales has been cited for not having insurance and for failure to yield.

The car is owned by Gonzales’ passenger at the time, Jalen R. West, 26.

Brooks said his department has not yet determined whether controlled substances were involved and the accident is still under investigation.

Source: Pharos-Tribune