Victim ID Released In Fatal Vanderburgh County Motorcycle Collision

Update:

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office says the motorcyclist has died from his injuries after colliding with a tractor trailer on Wednesday.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office will released the name of the victim Thursday morning.

Coroner Steve Lockyear said 63-year-old Royal "Roy" Wheeler from Poseyville died at Deaconess shortly after the collision.

The sheriff's office says alcohol or drugs are not believed to have been a factor in the crash, but the incident will remain under investigation pending toxicology results by both the motorcyclist and the semi driver.

Original Story:

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office closed a portion of Big Cynthiana Road Wednesday morning to investigate a crash involving a motorcycle and a semi truck.

The sheriff's office said the person driving the motorcycle was seriously injured when they tried to pass a car and hit the semi head on.

The driver of the motorcycle was taken to Deaconess with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies are also asking everyone to avoid the area of Big Cynthiana Road near Armstrong Road while they investigate.

Passing is allowed on the stretch of road where the accident occurred.

More information is expected to be released shortly.

(Story originally published on September 6, 2017.)

 


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