St. Anthony Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident In Spencer County

ST. MEINRAD (NNDC) – A Dubois County man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Spencer County on Tuesday.

Spencer County Coroner Robert Fuller has identified the victim as 47-year old Joe Smitson of St. Anthony. The crash happened just after 3:00PM CST Tuesday on Indiana 62 just east of Indiana 162 west of St. Meinrad.

Fuller says two law enforcement officials witnessed the accident and say it looked as if the motorcycle was having mechanical issues before the crash.

Smitson was thrown from the motorcycle when it hit an oncoming car head on and died at the scene.  He was not wearing a  helmet.  There were no other injuries from the accident.

A mechanic is expected to inspect the bike today to see whether there were in fact mechanical problems.

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