57-year-old Jeffrey Azbell was driving southbound on a 1998 Yamaha motorcycle on State Road 25 when a deer entered the roadway, according to Deputy Jacqueline Beebout's preliminary investigation. Attempting to avoid the deer, Azbell swerved and crashed into the side ditch after leaving the roadway. The crash happened at approximately 9:40 p.m. on July 30.
Azbell and the motorcycle were not noticed by passing motorists until he was able to crawl to the edge of the roadway. He was transported to Logansport Memorial Hospital by Cass County Emergency Medical Services. "This is a great example of a passing motorist intervening and calling for emergency services to assist another motorist," Sheriff Ed Schroder.