“Fatal Crash in Hancock County: Victim Identified as Tony West, 58”

By | August 12, 2023



A fatal crash occurred in Hancock County, Indiana, when a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck. The motorcycle was traveling east on US 40 while the truck was heading north towards US 40. The truck entered the eastbound lanes and was struck by the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The motorcycle rider, Tony West, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, Randy Mathis, 70, cooperated with the investigation and submitted to blood and alcohol tests. The incident caused a temporary closure of US 40 for investigation purposes. John Herrick reported

Fatal Crash in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind.–A fatal collision occurred on Friday night in Charlottesville, resulting in the death of one individual after a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided.
According to authorities, the incident took place at approximately 5:20 PM near the intersection of Carthage Pike and US 40. The Harley-Davidson motorcycle involved was traveling east on US 40 towards Knightstown, while the pickup truck was heading north towards US 40.
Reports indicate that the Ford truck attempted to cross US 40 and entered the eastbound lanes, where it was struck by the Harley-Davidson.
The deceased motorcyclist has been identified as Tony West, a 58-year-old resident of New Castle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, in a Facebook post, revealed that during the collision, Mr. West suffered a partial arm amputation. Fortunately, two Wayne County Jail Officers happened to pass by immediately after the crash and provided aid. They applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding and made efforts to save Mr. West’s life.
The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as Randy Mathis, a 70-year-old resident of Charlottesville. Mathis has fully cooperated with the ongoing investigation and voluntarily underwent blood and alcohol tests as part of standard procedure following a fatal crash.
US 40 was temporarily closed while law enforcement officers conducted their investigation at the scene.