Tragic, Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported on U.S. 36 in Parke County, Indiana
PARKE COUNTY, IN. – According to an online news report posted at tribstar.com, a fatal motorcycle accident was reported on U.S. Highway 36 in Parke County, Indiana. One motorcyclist was tragically killed in the collision, and another motorcyclist was injured, according to the news report.*
The collision took place during the afternoon at the crossing with Walker Ramp Road, near Raccoon Lake on U.S. 36. The Parke County Sheriff’s Office and the Tribune-Star report that at about 1 p.m., two motorcycles were traveling east on the highway, one behind the other. At the intersection, the motorcyclist in front slowed down to make a left-hand turn.
Deputies report that the motorcyclist riding behind did not slow down in response and ended up crashing into the back of the front motorcycle. It is not clear why the second motorcyclist failed to slow down. Authorities did not cite any factors they suspected to have been involved in the crash or report on an official cause of the collision.
The Tribune-Star reports that both motorcyclists was ejected from their bikes during impact, and the motorcyclist who struck the other was tragically killed in the accident. He was identified as a 58-year-old man from Avon, Indiana.
The Tribune-Star further reports that the other motorcyclist sustained injuries in the collision and was taken to Hendricks Community Hospital for treatment. He was identified as a 60-year-old man from Mooresville, Indiana. He was said to be alert and conscious at the time of transport.
The Parke County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the accident, and deputies had not released additional information at the time the Tribune-Star report was published.
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