Motorcyclist Tony West Dies in Fatal Crash in Hancock County

By | August 12, 2023

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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Hancock County, Indiana. The incident occurred on Friday on Carthage Pike and U.S. 40. The motorcyclist, identified as Tony West, was traveling east on U.S. 40 when he collided with a pickup truck. West, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck, Randy Mathis, cooperated with the investigation. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is reminding drivers to be cautious of motorcycles and for motorcycle riders to wear helmets. WRTV Indianapolis reported

A tragic accident occurred in Hancock County, resulting in the death of a motorcyclist. The incident took place on Friday and was reported by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened around 5:20 p.m. in the town of Charlottesville, approximately ten miles east of Greenfield, at the intersection of Carthage Pike and U.S 40.

The collision involved a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck. According to the authorities, the motorcycle was traveling east on U.S. 40 towards Knightstown, while the Ford was heading north on South Carthage Road towards U.S. 40. Based on evidence gathered at the scene, it is believed that the Ford attempted to cross U.S. 40 and entered the eastbound traffic lanes, resulting in a collision with the Harley-Davidson.

Tragically, the motorcyclist, identified as Tony West, a 58-year-old resident of New Castle, lost his life in the accident. It was noted that he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Despite the efforts of Wayne County Jail Officers who happened to pass by the scene, applying a tourniquet in an attempt to stop the bleeding and save Mr. West’s life, he succumbed to his injuries before being transported to the hospital.

The driver of the Ford, Randy Mathis, a 70-year-old resident of Charlottesville, has cooperated with the investigation. As part of the routine procedure for a fatal crash, he voluntarily underwent blood and alcohol tests.

In light of this tragic incident, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is reminding all motorists to be vigilant and look out for motorcycles on the road. Additionally, they urge motorcycle riders to prioritize their safety by wearing helmets..

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