FRANKLIN COUNTY — A Columbus man was involved in a two-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a Milroy man.
Indiana State Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to U.S. 52 near State Road 1 in eastern Indiana at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the Indiana State Police Versailles District.
Trooper Matthew Holley said a 2003 Honda motorcycle driven by Robert J. Tillison Jr., 53, of Milroy, was traveling westbound on U.S. 52 just west of State Road 1 when he crossed the centerline into the path of an eastbound 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pulling a fishing boat.
The driver of the truck was Ethan T. Hill, 26, Columbus, Holley said.
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Tillison, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin County Coroner’s office, Wheeles said. Hill was not injured.
Investigators do not suspect that alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, although toxicology results on both drivers are pending, Wheeles said. An investigation is continuing into the accident, he said.