Ohio Co. man injured in accident
The Indiana State Police continues to investigate a crash that occurred at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 4, in Ripley County between a motorcycle and a semi that sent the motorcyclist to University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries.
The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley indicated that a 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle being test driven by Orval W. Smock, age 76, Rising Sun, was traveling northbound on Main Street in Versailles, at the intersection with U.S. 50. Smock entered the intersection into the path of a westbound 1999 Peterbilt being driven by John C. Kiste, age 49, North Vernon.
The investigation determined that Smock failed to yield the right of way to Kiste’s vehicle.
Kiste was not injured alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors.