SUBJECT: Motorcyclist Killed on Orchard Road
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-039
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 4:31 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motorcycle crash with injury at Orchard Road near Orchard Lane.
Upon arrival, deputies found a black 2015 Kawasaki motorcycle wrecked underneath the front end of a red 2005 Dodge Ram pick-up truck. German Township Fire Department personnel were first on scene and called for a LifeFlight Helicopter while attempting life saving measures on the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist died at the scene, despite having worn a helmet at the time of the crash.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcyclist lost control while eastbound on Orchard Road. The motorcycle slid into the oncoming lane and was struck by a westbound pick-up truck.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the driver of the pick-up truck consented to post-accident blood draw. The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased motorcyclist as Mr. Phillip C. Curtis, 45, of Evansville. The crash will remain under investigation pending toxicology results on both operators.
Pictured above: Crash scene on Orchard Road.