Bartholomew County deputies say that a motorcycle driven by 53-year-old Tony G. Michael of North Vernon failed to slow for traffic on U.S. 31 just south of County Road 100S at about 3:56 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
After losing control, the motorcycle skidded for about 75 feet before finally coming to a stop. Michael and a female passenger were both thrown from the bike and neither was wearing a helmet, deputies say.
Michael was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital by ambulance while the passenger was flown by medical helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital.
UPDATE: CR 600 S remains closed. US 31 remains open. One person has been transported to Columbus Regional Hospital One...Posted by Sheriff Matt Myers on Wednesday, April 28, 2021