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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Former police chief killed in motorcycle crash

Brookvile, IN ( September 23, 2023) - The former police chief of the Brookvile Police Department was killed in a motorcycle crash in southeastern Indiana on Thursday. Tim Wilkerson, 53, of Brookville, Indiana, died at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Wilkerson started as a reserve patrolman with the Brookville Police Department in September 2003 and became chief of police in December 2014. He served as chief for three years. “He had a big heart, and his presence alone would brighten any room he entered. Wilkerson has a way of keeping a smile on the face of his coworkers even during the most difficult times,” the Facebook post said.

“The BPD will be forever grateful for the impact Wilkerson has had on our department. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” The crash happened on Harrison Brookville Road in Brookville around 8:00 P.M., according to the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Shane McHenry says, based upon the preliminary investigation, it appears the black 2012 Harley Davidson swerved to miss a deer but hit it instead. The motorcycle was then laid down and hit a telephone pole and he was taken by Air Care to UC Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

South Bend motorcyclist critically injured

South Bend, IN (September 7, 2023) - A motorcyclist is fighting for his life after a crash in South Bend on Wednesday. According to the St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team, first responders were called to the intersection of Diamond Avenue and Van Buren Street around 1:48 p.m. on reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and pickup truck.

Once on scene, authorities transported the motorcyclist, identified as Terry Lee Tucker, 57, of South Bend, to the hospital. A preliminary investigation determined that Tucker was driving westbound on Van Buren Street when he collided with a northbound pickup truck.

Tucker’s condition remains critical at this time. The pickup driver was uninjured and is cooperating with police. FACT is still handling the investigation.

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