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2 motorcycle accidents, one dead and one critically injured


One man died and another was seriously injured in separate motorcyle accidents in recent days.

Adam F. Conn, 27, of the 1800 block of Vermont Ave., died in a crash Friday evening at 30th Street and Iowa Avenue. He had been operating a Honda CX5 motorcycle without a helmet, according to Connersville Police Officer Josh Durstine’s report, who was called to the scene at 5:47 p.m.

His motorcycle was involved in a head-on crash with a Dodge Ram truck driven by Judith L. Roberts of the 100 block of Huston Street.  

An Indiana State Police crash investigator is completing an investigation.

Last Wednesday afternoon, a northbound motorcyclist tried to pass vehicles on the right who had been waiting to turn left onto West County Road 300-N, Harrisburg Road.

Captain Chris Scott said the motorcyclist, identified as David K. Hayes, 55, Muncie, hit two potholes along the side of the highway. A witness said after Hayes’ motorcycle went into the air, ejecting him from the motorcycle. Hayes’ head hit the ground.

Hayes did not wear a helmet.

Fayette County Emergency Medical Services and Connersville Fire Department provided life-saving measures and the EMS transported Hayes to the Connersville Airport. A medical helicopter transported him to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.

CPD reported a weekend condition report listed Hayes in critical but stable condition.