MEDIA RELEASE FROM VANDERBURGH COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at approximately 11:09 AM to I164 near Covert Ave regarding a crash with injury. When deputies arrived they found an orange and black, 1984, Harley Davidson Motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was deceased at the scene. The passenger of the motorcycle was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
A witness to the crash stated to deputies that he heard a load metallic snapping sound come from the motorcycle just prior to an apparent tire blow out. The driver of the motorcycle attempted to keep control of the motorcycle, but was unable to prevent it from going down on its side. Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle. The driver and passenger were not wearing helmets. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time.
Identification of the driver and passenger will be released upon notification of the family.
The crash remains under investigation.