Motorcyclist killed in crash
A Louisville man died Saturday in a three-vehicle crash near the Harrison-Floyd county line.
James Crumpton, 64, was driving a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound in the 6600 block of S.R. 64 at about 1:30 p.m. as part of a Veterans Day ride with The Louisville Hog Chapter Motorcycle Club.
Police reports say a 1996 Toyota four-door sedan driven by Darrell Cannon II, 33, of Ramsey was stopped to turn into a driveway when it was struck in the rear by a 2003 Chevrolet pickup being driven by Michael Blessitt, 36, of Georgetown.
The impact caused the Toyota to spin into the westbound lane, striking the motorcycle and ejecting Crumpton. Crumpton was pronounced dead at the scene by Harrison County Coroner Rusty Sizemore. Cannon was transported to Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany with minor bleeding.
Blessitt was cited for driving too fast to avoid a collision, which is an infraction.
Assisting at the scene were police officers from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Franklin Township and Georgetown fire departments.