Sheriff’s deputy killed after motorcyle hits pothole, crashes

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 20, 2014) — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy died following a motorcycle crash Sunday evening.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 8900 block of Acton Road on the south side of Indianapolis.

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Eric Stofer (photo from Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

Off-duty Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eric W. Stofer, 35, Indianapolis, was riding a silver 2002 Suzuki motorcycle when he hit a pothole as he was driving south on Acton Road, just south of Maze Creek Road.

He lost control of the motorcycle, which crashed and ended up on top of him. No one else was involved in the crash.

Investigators said alcohol and speed weren’t considered factors in the crash.

Stofer was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and he did have a valid motorcycle license.