Man Killed in Vanderburgh Co. Motorcycle Crash Identified

The name of a man killed in a motorcycle crash that happened in Vanderburgh County on Tuesday evening has been released.

Posted: Sep 28, 2021 10:46 PM
Updated: Sep 30, 2021 9:29 AM

The Vanderburgh County Coroner has identified the victim of Tuesday's fatal motorcycle crash as 48-year-old John Hatfield of Vanderburgh County.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office said that deputies and other emergency personnel responded to the fatal crash, which happened at the intersection of Diamond Avenue and Detroy Road just west of Evansville around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

When they got there, the sheriff's office says responding units found a motorcycle in the median and a car in a nearby ditch.

Hatfield was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the car was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff's office says that witnesses said the speed and aggressive driving of the motorcyclist was a contributing factor in the crash, but the investigation remains ongoing at this time.

No further information has been released on the crash at this time.

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