An Argos man was killed Sunday night in a motorcycle accident.
The driver of the motorcycle, Colton O. Brock, 24, of Argos, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries suffered in the crash, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.
KCSO deputies and emergency personnel responded Sunday at 8:05 p.m. to a single-motorcycle crash on North Ind. 19, north of West Ind. 10, in Kosciusko County. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and located the motorcycle, the release states.
Preliminary investigation determined a 1995 Suzuki motorcycle was southbound on Ind. 19, just north of West Ind. 10, and for an unknown reason left the roadway on the westside. The motorcycle went into a ditch, continued down the ditch, struck an embankment of the driveway at 1671 N. Ind. 19. The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the motorcycle, the release states.
Brock suffered major head injuries as a result of the crash, according to the accident report. Medics and fire personnel performed life-saving measures and had requested an air ambulance to make the scene. The motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The report also states that Brock was wearing a backpack that contained a case of beer, a four-way tire iron and a handgun.
KCSO was assisted at the scene by Kosciusko County Coroner’ Office, Etna Green Fire Department, Mentone Fire and EMS, Silver Lake Police Department, Kosciusko County Central Dispatch and Reicherts & Knepp Wrecker Service.
The crash remains under investigation by the Kosciusko County FACT team.