Lake Village (July 23, 2107 7:50am)
On July 22,2017 at approximately 4:27 P.M. Newton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on State Road 10 near 1050 North.
Preliminary investigation by Deputy Fellmy indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson driven by a 56 year old male from Wilmington, Illinois was traveling west on SR 10 and left the roadway for unknown reasons resulting in the crash.
The 54 year old Tammy Johnson, from Lafayette, Indiana was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver was transported to Riverside Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
All names are being withheld pending family notification.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. No other vehicles were believed to have been involved.
Assisting agencies: Newton County EMS, Newton County Coroner, Indiana DNR, Lake Township Fire Department, and Village Motors.