Two are killed in separate crashes over the weekend
A motorcyclist was killed Saturday, Sept. 28, in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 52 at Interstate 74, near West Harrison.
The crash sent the biker’s passenger to a Cincinnati hospital with serious injuries.
A black 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Rebecca Marchan, 28, Cincinnati, was attempting to turn from U.S. 52 eastbound onto I-74 eastbound in northern Dearborn County.
Marchan’s vehicle turned into the path of a 1999 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by Clyde Reynolds, 58, Cincinnati, traveling westbound on U.S. 52.
The vehicles collided in the middle of U.S. 52 at about 4:15 p.m., according to the initial investigation by Trooper Andrew Garrett, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team.
Reynolds sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office.
Virginia Hummell, 33, Milan, a passenger on Reynolds’ motorcycle, was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Marchan was not injured.
The investigation is ongoing, and toxicology results on both drivers are pending.
ISP was assisted by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, West Harrison EMS, West Harrison Fire Department, and the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office.
In another weekend deadly accident, a Ripley County crash claimed the life of Batesville teenager Kaleb G. Norton.
On Saturday, at about 11:45 a.m. ISP and Ripley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle crash on Legion Road near Batesville.
The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicates a white 2003 Dodge Ram, driven by Caleb W. D. Zapfe, 16, Batesville, was traveling westbound on Legion Road near County Road 200 East in Ripley County.
For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the south side of the road. Zapfe overcorrected, causing the vehicle to leave the north side of the road before overturning, said ISP.
Zapfe sustained non-life threatening injuries in the collision.
Norton, 17, a passenger in Zapfe’s vehicle, was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner’s Office.
Norton was not wearing a seat belt, said ISP.
The investigation is ongoing, and toxicology results are pending.
ISP was assisted by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Batesville Police Department, Ripley County EMS, and Ripley County Coroner’s Office.