Emergency personnel arrived on scene and found a single motorcycle involved in the crash. Preliminary investigation and witness statements determined a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by Edward D. Dempsey, 55, of Pierceton, was southbound on Ind. 13 at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle left the west side of the roadway striking a wooden utility crew support platform sitting off the side of the roadway.
Dempsey was thrown from the motorcycle and came to rest in the yard at 741 S. Ind. 13. The motorcycle continued south flipping multiple times before coming to rest. Dempsey was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office as a result of injuries suffered in the accident.
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