Beech Grove, Indiana

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Motorcyclist and Passenger Injured in U.S. 31 Crash

Bartholomew County, IN (April 28, 2021) - A motorcyclist was injured and a passenger seriously hurt in a crash on U.S. 31 Tuesday afternoon.

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