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Steven W. Adams, 60, of Monticello, Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 07/05/2017 10:03 AM EDT

Switzerland County – July 4, 2017, at approximately 1:00 pm, the Indiana State Police and Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 156 near Concord Road that claimed the life of a Monticello, Indiana man.


The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team determined that a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by Steven W. Adams, age 60, Monticello, Indiana was traveling eastbound on State Road 156 when a deer ran into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the deer, causing Adams’ passenger, Deborah A. Bloch, age 50, Monticello, Indiana to be thrown from the vehicle. Adams and the motorcycle then crossed into the westbound lanes of State Road 156 where the motorcycle was struck by a westbound 2008 Chevrolet Equinox being driven by Michele L. Disney, age 63, Milan, Indiana.

As a result of the collision, Adams suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Switzerland County Coroner. Bloch was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries. Disney was uninjured in the collision. Neither Adams nor Bloch were wearing helmets. Disney was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.

The crash investigation is ongoing at this time.

The Adams family has been notified.

Trp. Holley was assisted by the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, Switzerland County EMS, Posey Township Fire Department, Air Methods Medical Helicopter, and the Switzerland County Coroner’s Office.

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Steven W. Adams, 60, of Monticello, Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 07/05/2017 10:03 AM EDT

Switzerland County – July 4, 2017, at approximately 1:00 pm, the Indiana State Police and Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 156 near Concord Road that claimed the life of a Monticello, Indiana man.


The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team determined that a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by Steven W. Adams, age 60, Monticello, Indiana was traveling eastbound on State Road 156 when a deer ran into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the deer, causing Adams’ passenger, Deborah A. Bloch, age 50, Monticello, Indiana to be thrown from the vehicle. Adams and the motorcycle then crossed into the westbound lanes of State Road 156 where the motorcycle was struck by a westbound 2008 Chevrolet Equinox being driven by Michele L. Disney, age 63, Milan, Indiana.

As a result of the collision, Adams suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Switzerland County Coroner. Bloch was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries. Disney was uninjured in the collision. Neither Adams nor Bloch were wearing helmets. Disney was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.

The crash investigation is ongoing at this time.

The Adams family has been notified.

Trp. Holley was assisted by the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, Switzerland County EMS, Posey Township Fire Department, Air Methods Medical Helicopter, and the Switzerland County Coroner’s Office.

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Three Year Old Airlifted After ATV Crash in Switzerland County

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:36 PM

At approximately 4:10 p.m. this evening, Hudson Otter, 3, was operating a TAOTAO Boulder B1 110cc ATV on private property near the 13000 block of Seymour Road in Switzerland County, Indiana.  The ATV rolled and pinned Otter underneath.  Otter’s father, who was supervising his ATV operation at the time of the crash, quickly removed the ATV from him and called 911.

Otter was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, which is believed to have significantly reduced further injury.

Otter was airlifted by Air Methods to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for treatment.  Otter suffered an apparent broken arm, but the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time and do not appear to be life threatening.

Indiana Conservation Officers, Switzerland County Deputies, EMS/Fire Squad 9 and East Enterprise EMS/Fire arrived shortly after the crash and are currently investigating.

Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment, no matter the age or experience of the rider, at all times.  Appropriately sized helmets, safety gear and ATV size should be considered for each individual rider and can greatly reduce the severity of injury in the event of a crash.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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