Bainbridge man dies in Tippecanoe County accident
LAFAYETTE -- The investigation into a Thursday motorcycle-truck crash that killed a Bainbridge man is continuing.
Tippecanoe Sheriff's Office Deputy Chuck Shumard said it is still not known if Jerry Hilburn, 59, who was driving the motorcycle and died in the accident, was wearing helmet, and that results of drug and alcohol tests are still pending.
On Thursday morning, deputies from the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office along with representatives from TEAS and Wea Township Fire Department were called to the scene of a personal injury accident at C.R. 450S and C.R. 450E in Lafayette. Hilburn's motorcycle had collided with a Ford F550 pickup truck driven by Dustin Isselhardt if Indianapolis, Shumard said.
Hilburn was traveling northbound on C.R. 450E, while Isselhardt was driving east on C.R. 450S. It appeared that Isselhardt failed to yield the right of way, Shumard's report said.
Hilburn was transported from the accident scene to Clarion Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Isselhardt was not injured.
An accident reconstruction team is investigating.