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Robert J. Tillison Jr, 53, Milroy, Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/12/2017 07:25 AM EDT

Franklin County – Sunday, June 11th, at approximately 4:45 pm, the Indiana State Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on US 52 near State Road 1 that claimed the life of a Milroy, Indiana man.

The initial investigation by Trooper Matthew Holley indicated that a 2003 Honda motorcycle being driven by Robert J. Tillison Jr, age 53, Milroy, Indiana was traveling westbound on US 52 just west of State Road 1 when he crossed the centerline into the path of an eastbound 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pulling a fishing boat that was being driven by Ethan T. Hill, age 26, Columbus, Indiana.



As a result of the collision, Tillison was thrown from the motorcycle. Tillison sustained fatal injuries in the collision. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Franklin County Coroner’s Office. Hill was uninjured in the crash.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in the crash although toxicology results on both drivers are pending at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

Trp. Holley was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Brookville Fire Department, Franklin County EMS, and Franklin County Coroner’s Office.

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Megan Schlade, 37, of North Carolina, Seriously Injured in Franklin County Boating Accident

Monday, June 5, 2017, 8:35 AM

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a boating accident that resulted in an adult female being seriously injured. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at around 3:30 p.m.

Megan Schlade, 37, of North Carolina received on-scene medical treatment to stabilize an injury to her lower extremity. She was then air-lifted to University of Cincinnati for further treatment.

Officers responded to the Garr Hill Boat Ramp after bystanders reported a female had been struck by the propeller of a boat.

Franklin County EMS and Franklin County Fire Department arrived on scene and were able to stabilize the injury.

Martin Simple was the operator of the boat. When he placed the watercraft in reverse, the propeller collided with Megan’s lower extremity.

Megan was removed from the water immediately and transported to the Garr Hill Boat Ramp for medical treatment.

No foul play is suspected and an investigation is still being conducted at this time.

Alcohol and drugs are not a factor in the accident.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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