State Road 1 in Dearborn County
Update posted at 5:00 p.m.:
Indiana State Police have identified the victim of a deadly motorcycle crash on State Road 1 Sunday afternoon.
According to a state police press release, at approximately 12:50 p.m. Dearborn County Dispatch received a 911 call of a motorcycle crash on S.R. 1 just south of Cook Road.
According to Master Trooper Ben Bastin a 1992 Harley-Davidson Sportster being operated by 48 year old David E. Dreihaus of Dillsboro was northbound on S.R. 1 when he crashed into the guard rail on the northbound side of S.R. 1.
A witness, who was following Dreihaus, told Tpr. Bastin there may have been some kind of problem with the bike because Dreihaus reached down as if he we was trying to make an adjustment when the bike began to wobble then left the roadway and struck the guardrail.
Dreihaus was pronounced dead at the scene by representatives from the Dearborn County Coroner’s office of massive head injuries and a possible broken neck.
Although Dreihaus was not wearing a helmet, it is believed the force of the impact was so great; a helmet probably would not have made a difference.
Tpr. Bastin also commented the bike appeared to be in proper operating order with no obvious mechanical issues.
S.R. 1 was closed for 45 minutes to an hour while the on-scene investigation was being conducted.
Original story posted at 3:14 p.m.:
(Guilford, Ind.) - State Road 1 in Dearborn County was closed for over two hours following a fatal crash Sunday afternoon.
The accident occured when a motorcycle collided with a guardrail near Cook Road at about 12:50 p.m. The motorcycle's driver died at the scene.
The victim's name has not been released.
State Road 1 reopened to traffic at about 3:00.
The deadly crash is under investigation by Indiana State Police.