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Friday, June 11, 2021

Two Injured in Anderson Motorcycle Crash

Anderson, IN (June 11, 2021) - Two people were injured in an Anderson crash involving a motorcycle, according to the Anderson Police Department.

Just after 11:00 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 1100 block of Broadway Street for a crash between a motorcycle and a car.

Police said the driver of the motorcycle, 47-year-old Lawrence Jones, was initially transported to an Anderson hospital but was later taken to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment. Jones is in critical condition.

The passenger on the motorcycle, 51-year-old Lisa Widener, was also taken to an Anderson hospital. She is in serious condition.

The driver of the car involved in the crash, 49-year-old Corena Swain, was not injured.

At the time of the collision, both vehicles were headed south on Broadway Street. It’s unclear what led up to the crash, it remains under investigation.

Indiana Man Injured in Michigan Motorcycle Crash

Porter Township, MI (June 11, 2021) - At around 10:30, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the intersection at U.S. 12 and Mason St. in Porter Township.58-year-old Scott Hunt of Union was attempting to turn into a private driveway when he struck a motorcycle traveling westbound on U.S. 12.

The motorcyclist, 33-year-old Nathanael Haines of Indiana suffered undisclosed injuries and was taken to a hospital in Elkhart. His current condition is not reported. Hunt was not injured in the crash.

Cass County authorities say alcohol was likely a factor in a crash involving a car and motorcycle Thursday night. At this time, no charges have been filed related to the crash as officials continue their investigation.

Source: WKZO

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Indiana Man Critical After Motorcycle Crash

Cambridge Township, Ohio (July 8, 2021) - An Indiana man remained in critical condition at OhioHealth's Grant Medical Center in Columbus as the result of a head injury suffered during a a motorcycle accident Friday night in Cambridge.

Jeremy Scott Pines, 50, of Worthington, Indiana, was initially transported by United Ambulance to Southeastern Med following the crash on Byesville Road. He was later flown to the Columbus hospital by MedFlight medical helicopter.

According to police reports, Pines was operating a 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Byesville Road at approximately 7:37 p.m. Friday when he struck the back of a motorcycle driven by James B. Secrest IV, 30, of Kimbolton.

The 1996 Harley Davidson operated by Secrest was reportedly stopped on Byesville Road waiting to make a left turn onto Central Avenue when it was struck from behind by the other motorcycle.

A 911 call to the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office reported Pines was lying on the roadway following the collision. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.

The Harley-Davidson driven by Pines sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene. The motorcycle operated by Secrest sustained minor damage.

The accident remained under investigation by the police department.

Source: The Daily Jeff

Monday, June 7, 2021

Southern Indiana Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Louisville, KY (June 7, 2021) - The Scott County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash Sunday night.

Sheriff Jerry Goodin said his office responded to the crash "in the late evening hours" of June 6 on Taylor Mill Road "involving a single motorcycle."

The motorcyclist, Michael D. Goodin, 38, of Underwood, Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Goodin said no additional information could be released at this time.

Shelby County Motorcycle Crash Kills Man

Shelby County, IN (June 7, 2021) - A man was killed in a Shelby County crash, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

On June 4, around 10:00 p.m., deputies were called to the area of County Road 600 West and 1200 North in Shelby County for a crash involving a motorcycle.

Sheriff Deputies said James L. McKee, 58, Greenfield, was killed in the crash. His motorcycle, a 2016 Harley Davidson, went off the road and traveled down a ditch.

After leaving the roadway, the motorcycle went into a ditch, throwing McKee off the bike where he died. The crash remains under investigation.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash With SUV

Noblesville, IN (June 6, 2021) - A Cicero man is dead and a Cicero woman is in the hospital after their motorcycle collided with an SUV Saturday night in Noblesville. According to Lt. Bruce Barnes of the Noblesville Police Department, the crash happened around 9:12 p.m. at the intersection of Boden Road and 146th Street.

Crash investigators believe a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 65-year-old Noblesville woman was northbound on Boden Road and preparing to turn left onto 146th Street.

Witnesses said the driver of the Equinox turned into the path of a southbound 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Matthew D. Cooper, 37, of Cicero. Cooper and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle as a result of the crash.

Barnes said Matthew Cooper was taken to Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead a short time later. The motorcycle passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in stable condition. 

The driver of the Chevrolet Equinox was not hurt.

Barnes said the intersection was restricted for more than three hours as police worked in the area. At this time, it does not appear that alcohol, drugs or weather played a role in the crash, police said. The incident remains under investigation.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

One Dead after Clay County Motorcycle Crash

Brazil, IN (June 5, 2021) - One woman was killed and one man seriously injured Saturday in Brazil, Ind., after they hit a turning car and were launched from their motorcycle.

Clay County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call June 5 to find two motorcycle passengers seriously injured after being ejected onto the road near US Highway 40 and County Road 225 West, police said. The motorcycle driver, James Smith of Terre Haute, was headed east in the passing lane of US Highway 40 with his passenger, Jane Smith of Terre Haute, when the collision occurred, according to Chief Deputy Josh Clarke.

Clarke said the two were traveling behind a car driven by Betty Beal of Farmersburg, Ind., who was in the driving lane. Beal allegedly tried to turn left to head northbound on County Road 225 West when she cut across the eastbound lane where James and Jane Smith were driving, a police report says.

James was unable to slow down or swerve around Beal’s car when it entered his lane. Police say his motorcycle then hit the rear driver’s side of Beal’s car which caused him and Jane to launch from the motorcycle onto the street.

After deputies arrived, James was taken to Regional Hospital in serious condition and police say his current state is unknown. Jane, according to the police report, was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital where she died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says its investigation into the crash is still ongoing.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Man Found Dead After Motorcycle Crash

Kokomo, IN (June 2, 2021) - A 54-year-old Kokomo man was found dead in a ravine after deputies say he crashed his motorcycle Tuesday morning. 

John W. Geurin was found at around 8:34 a.m. laying face down in two feet of water in a ravine located on 300 North, about 1,200 feet west of 300 West, according to an accident report.

Deputies located his 2019 BMW R1200 motorcycle laying about 16 feet north of him with substantial damage to the front of the vehicle, according to an accident report. Geurin was found with a large laceration across the top of his head and down his face. He was not wearing a helmet.

Deputies said an investigation revealed Geurin was travelling east on 300 North and left the north side of the road for an undetermined reason. Tire tracks in the grass indicated the motorcycle continued east and struck a metal T-post before coming to rest on the north side of the ravine.

Deputies said there were no witnesses to the crash. Road conditions were dry and the weather was clear, according to the accident report.

Source: Kokomo Tribune 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Man Killed When Motorcycle Hit SUV Head-On

Campbellsburg, IN (June 1, 2021) - A man was killed Monday night, when his motorcycle hit an SUV head-on on a rural road in Washington County.

Indiana State Police say the crash happened just before 9:00 p.m. on North White River Road in Campbellsburg. Investigators believe a green Suzuki motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, when the bike rounded a curve, went left of center and hit a Mercury Mountaineer head-on.

The man on the motorcycle, Jacob Lengel, 31, of Salem, Indiana, died at the scene. The 17-year-old driver of the SUV was not injured.

ISP says the investigation continues, but alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Rensselaer Man Dies After Crashing Motorcycle

Newton County, IN (June 1, 2021) - A man died late Monday after crashing and being ejected from a motorcycle north of Mount Ayr.

Wayne Cornwell, 48, of Rensselaer, the driver and sole occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Newton County Sheriff's Capt. Shannon Cothran.

Sheriff's deputies found Cornwell after responding about 5:32 p.m. to South County Road 525 East approaching East County Road 225 South for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Cornwell was driving south on County Road 525 East when for unknown reasons he went off the road at an 'S' curve and was ejected from the motorcycle.

Police said Cornwell was not wearing a helmet when he crashed.