Seymour motorcyclist dies in Jackson County accident

JACKSON COUNTY —  A Seymour motorcyclist died in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident in rural Jackson County at 3:45 p.m. Monday.
The initial investigation by Trooper Seth Davidson indicated that a silver 2004 chopper motorcycle being driven by Timothy Kerkhof, 40, Seymour, was traveling southbound on County Road 700E, approaching County Road 725N, just north of Seymour. The evidence indicates that Kerkhof lost control of the motorcycle while attempting to navigate a sharp curve while turning onto County Road 725N, Indiana State Police said.
Kerkhof was ejected from the motorcycle during the crash. He sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.
An Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionist was called to assist with the crash investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
The victim’s family has been notified.
The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Seymour Police Department, Jackson County EMS, Redding Township Fire Department, Jackson County Coroner’s Office, and 31 Wrecker Service.