DATE: Sunday, May 14, 2017
SUBJECT: Overnight Motorcycle Crash on US 41 Results in Fatality
RLEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-042
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:20 AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Evansville Police Department responded to a motorcycle crash on northbound US 41 at the on ramp to eastbound I-69.
The family of the motorcyclist became concerned when their relative did not return home at the expected time. Using a GPS enabled phone app, the family located the crash and called 911.
Upon arrival, a police officer observed a black 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle wrecked in a ditch near a chain link fence. Evansville Fire Department and ambulance service personnel were already on scene and attempting life saving measures on the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and died at the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed the motorcycle had been traveling north on US 41 at the eastbound I-69 on ramp when for unknown reasons the motorcycle left the roadway. The motorcycle traveled down an embankment and struck a metal fence, which ejected the rider. The motorcycle then came to rest in a ditch.
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased.
Pictured above: Crash scene on US 41