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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