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Thursday, April 14, 2022

North Vernon Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Ripley County, IN (April 14, 2022) - A motorcyclist is dead following a crash early Thursday. The initial investigation by troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team indicated that a black 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, being driven by Christopher Kincaid, age 48, North Vernon, Indiana was traveling eastbound on State Road 48, just east of State Road 129.

For some unknown reason, Kincaid’s motorcycle crossed the center line into the path of a westbound white 2014 Ford truck being driven by Charles Eckstein, age 54, Sunman, Indiana. 

Kincaid’s motorcycle collided with Eckstein’s truck, causing Kincaid to be ejected from the motorcycle. Kincaid sustained fatal injuries in the collision. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner’s Office. Eckstein was not injured in the collision.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash although toxicology results are pending at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Christopher Kincaid’s family has been notified. The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Milan Police Department, Ripley County EMS, Delaware Fire Department, and the Ripley County Coroner’s Office.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police
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