UPDATE: Alcohol, Speed Maybe Factors In Deadly Motorcycle Wreck
Update posted 1:46 p.m.:
The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department has identified the person killed in Friday’s crash on State Road 156 near Vevay as Robert Lee Campbell, 49, of Moores Hill.
Sheriff Roy A. Leap says Campbell was travelling on State Road 156 approximately 700 feet east of Hunts Creek Road when his motorcycle dropped off the righthand side of the road. The driver tried to bring the bike back onto the roadway and over-corrected. The vehicle slid sideways across the roadway before leaving the opposite side of the roadway and striking an embankment. The vehicle then overturned before striking a tree. The vehicle came to rest against a tree on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Campbell died at the scene.
The sheriff’s office said investigators at the scene indicated that speed and alcohol were factors in the accident. The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Agencies assisting the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office at the scene included Switzerland County EMS, Jeff-Craig Fire Department, Vevay Police Department and Switzerland Co. Coroner.
Original story posted at 10:03 a.m.:
(Vevay, Ind.) – A fatal accident occurred on State Road 156 near Vevay late Friday night.
Police and other first responders were called to an accident on SR 156 about two miles east of Vevay around 11:00 p.m. A vehicle had left the roadway and struck several trees.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Switzerland County Coroner. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.