Beech Grove, Indiana

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

One Dead after Motorcycle Crash in Steuben County

Steuben County, IN (May 18, 2022) BDI - One man died and a woman is in critical condition after a crash Tuesday afternoon in Steuben County, Indiana.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Kenneth R. Steele, age 74, and his passenger 75-year-old Janice Steele was driving a black 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on State Road 120.

The pair crossed paths with the driver of a 2003 Ford Explorer. Guy W. Griffith, age 68, of Fremont Indiana turned onto CR 300 W from SR 120 when he turned into the path of Steele. Upon impact, both riders of the motorcycle were ejected from the vehicle.

Kenneth Steele was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma, and Janice Steele was transported to a local hospital by EMS with numerous injuries before she was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Neither motorcyclists were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.Griffith sustained no injuries. SR 120 was closed for 2 hours while the crash was being investigated.

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