Motorcyclist dies in accident in Jackson County

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (Oct. 22, 2014)– A two-vehicle crash on I-65 north of Seymour claimed the life of a motorcyclist Wednesday morning.

According to Indiana State Police, a gold 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by a 58 year-old white male of Prospect Heights, Illinois was traveling south on I-65 when it struck the rear of a white 2013 International semi-tractor and white 2012 Wabash box trailer operated by Richard Gavin, 52, of Gainesville, Florida. This happened just after 10:30 a.m.

Gavin and other motorists were stopped southbound in a traffic backup due to road construction. The white male was thrown from the motorcycle and pronouned dead on the scene. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family.

This crash caused the I-65 southbound lanes to be shut down for several hours as a crash investigation was conducted.

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