Beech Grove, Indiana

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Motorcyclist injured after hitting guardrail

Auburn, IN (May 30, 2023) - A man is in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle Monday on a county road in Auburn. Police at the scene determined the motorcycle was traveling northbound in the 3400 block of CR 27, coming up to a curve over I-69. 

For an unknown reason, police said the motorcycle drifted into gravel on the east shoulder and the back end of the bike swept the guardrail.

The motorcycle went sideways and 68-year-old Kevin Anglin was thrown from the bike, police said. Anglin was taken to the hospital with head lacerations and was still in critical condition as of Tuesday, police said. Anglin was not wearing a helmet.

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Motorcyclist killed in crash with garbage truck

Greentown IN (May 22, 2023) - Police say an 81-year-old Greentown man was killed Monday morning after his motorcycle collided with a trash truck. Around 9:30 a.m., officers with the Greentown Police Department and Howard County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the intersection of 900 East and 100 North in reference to the incident, according to a Greentown Police Department media release.

Per witness accounts and other physical evidence, investigators determined that an trash truck, driven by 43-year-old Burnettsville resident April J. Riley, was traveling westbound on 100 South and had stopped at the stop sign at 900 East. At the same time, Robert Francis Hannah's motorcycle was traveling southbound on 900 East and approaching 100 South, police noted in the release.

It was then that Riley, who reportedly told authorities she didn't see Hannah, proceeded into the intersection, and the two vehicles collided. Investigators state Hannah was pronounced deceased at the scene, and Riley was uninjured in the incident.

The crash is still under investigation, though authorities stated in the release that drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor at this time. Toxicology reports are still pending.

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Friday, May 19, 2023

Motorcyclist dead after crash in Warsaw

Warsaw, IN (May 19, 2023) - A 30-year-old motorcycle rider died Thursday after a crash in Warsaw. Emergency responders were called to Detroit Street and Anchorage Road in Warsaw about 3:00 p.m. regarding a serious traffic collision.

The driver of a motorcycle, who was wearing a helmet, died from his injuries despite life-saving measures, the Warsaw Police Department said in a news release.

The motorcycle rider, who has not been identified, was driving northbound on Detroit, a news release said. He was struck by a 2018 Lexus GX4 driven by a 54-year-old woman who had been driving southbound on Detroit and was attempting to turn left onto Anchorage.

The victim will be identified after the family is notified, the news release said. The woman sustained significant injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Warsaw police were assisted on the scene by the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation with the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office is ongoing.

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Motorcyclist pronounced dead in crash

South Bend, IN (May 18, 2023) - One person is dead after a crash on Ironwood Road and Chipstead Drive. The crash involved an SUV and a motorcycle. Police were called just after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, just north of Cleveland Road.

Officials confirm the motorcyclist died at the scene. The driver of the SUV is not injured and there were no passengers. The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is now investigating the crash.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Motorcyclist killed in fatal crash in Elkhart

Elkhart, IN (May 17, 2023) - The Elkhart Police Department is investigating a fatal car-versus-motorcycle crash that occurred early Tuesday evening. At approximately 5:42 p.m., 911 received a call about a motorcycle and car accident with injuries that occurred in the 2600 block of Oakland Avenue, an EPD news release stated. EPD officers were dispatched and arrived shortly thereafter.

"Officers rendered first aid to the male motorcycle driver at the scene until medics arrived," the release stated. "Medics transported the motorcycle driver to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment of serious injuries; he was subsequently pronounced deceased on the way to the hospital."

Initial investigation indicates that a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Oakland Avenue when it attempted to turn left into Stratford Commons. The motorcycle was traveling southbound on Oakland Avenue at the time of the crash, and struck the passenger side of the truck. The driver of the truck was uninjured and remained at the scene, the release added.

The EPD Crash Reconstruction Team was activated, per protocol, and is handling the on-going investigation. As of press time the name of the motorcycle driver was being withheld pending family notification.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Man suffers head injury in motorcycle crash

DeKalb County, IN (May 15, 2023) - An Auburn man suffered a head injury and severe bleeding when he lost control of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on a DeKalb County road, officials said in a news release.

Eric Huff, 35, was traveling east in the 1500 block of County Road 56 when he attempted to slow down about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department deputies on the scene saw skid marks that suggest the motorcycle’s brakes locked.

They were unable to say what caused Huff to slow down, however. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, a news release said. Huff, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle into a field.

He was transported by ambulance to a hospital. His condition was not included in the news release. Damage to Huff's motorcycle was estimated to be between $2,501-$5,000.The crash remained under investigation early Sunday.

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Friday, May 12, 2023

One dead after two motorcycles crash

St. Joseph County, IN (May 12, 2023) - Police were called to the intersection of Pierce and Cedar roads near Wakarusa for a crash on Thursday May 11, just after 10:30 p.m. Initial investigation found that both motorcycles were westbound when they collided near the intersection.

Zachary Loudin, 29, of Wakarusa was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 24-year-old Osceola woman, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Koley Hayes, 24, of Osceola, was treated for minor injuries.

His passenger, a 25-year-old South Bend woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police say Hayes’ blood was drawn per protocol. St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT) is investigating and toxicology reports are pending.

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