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Salt Creek Road closed for fatal crash UPDATED 8:46 p.m. Friday
Updated on: 05.23.14

Brown County sheriff's deputies are closing Salt Creek Road near the intersection with Brown Hill Road for a fatal motorcycle crash.

At about 12:20 p.m., a 911 caller reported a motorcycle had crashed at that intersection and that the driver was struck by a grader. The machinery is owned by the Brown County Highway Department.

Indiana State Police are in charge of the investigation because a county agency was involved.

UPDATE:

Louis Sitter, 49, Greenwood, was the driver of the 2007 Honda motorcycle.

Indiana State Police report Sitter was southbound on Salt Creek Road headed toward State Road 46 when he lost control of his motorcycle, laying it down left of center and directly into the northbound path of the John Deere Grader Tractor. The grader driver took evasive action but was not able to avoid Sitter.

Indiana law requires drivers involved in a serious personal injury or fatal crash to submit to a chemical test, which the grader driver willingly did. Officers at the scene had no reason to believe he was under the influence of any chemical that would be a factor in the crash, state police said. 

The victim's motorcycle is nearly unrecognizable under the blade of this grader, owned by the Brown County Highway Department.  

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

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Alva L. Miller, 81, Columbus
  Father of Marsha Ott and Karen Kincer, both of Nineveh

Alice M. Stines, 81, Taylorsville
  Sister of Leon Thickstun and Joan Dewar, both of Nashville

Jeanetta Estella Waltz, 77, Nineveh
  

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