New Salisbury motorcyclist killed in crash
A New Salisbury man died at the scene of a motorcycle-passenger vehicle collision last Tuesday night at the intersection of S.R. 135 and East Whiskey Run Road north of New Salisbury.
Ryan Evans, 19, of New Salisbury was driving a white Chevrolet Traverse when he attempted to turn south onto S.R. 135 at approximately 10:18 and struck a 2007 AMF XL 1200 Series motorcycle driven by Braden W. Marshall, 38, with passenger Delisa W. Marshall, 33, both of New Salisbury, traveling north on S.R. 135. Braden was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a crash report by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., and Delisa was transported via Air Methods helicopter service to University Hospital in Louisville with severe facial bleeding. She was in critical but stable condition as of last Wednesday.
Both motorcycle occupants were ejected from the vehicle and neither was wearing helmets.
Evans, who stated he did not see the motorcycle, was transported via ambulance to University Hospital with head and hand pain, according to police.
The previous Friday, May 17, a motorcycle crash resulted in the death of Michael Anthony (Tony) Bruner, 36, of Mauckport.
According to a HCSD report, he collided head on with a passenger vehicle at about 8:10 near Tulip Drive on S.R. 11 SE near Laconia.
Police said William D. Dooley, 77, of Harden, Ky., was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Express van when he looked up and saw a motorcycle and that’s ‘all he remembered.’ The report said it is ‘very evident’ that Dooley’s vehicle went left of center and was the causing factor in the collision. Preliminary results of a Dooley’s blood test were negative for intoxicants.
‘It is also important to note that two subjects on scene advised that they have observed the van driving up and down the road lately traveling left of center and running people off of the roadway,’ the report stated.