S.R. 1 Motorcycle Crash Claims Life

October 14, 2013
(Image: Indiana State Police)

(Image: Indiana State Police)

A Fayette County man was killed after he attempted to pass a vehicle on his motorcycle on State Road 1 on Sunday evening, according to the Indiana State Police.

Ben Hanson, 38, of Connersville was driving north on his 2007 Harley Davidson on S.R. 1 about a mile north of Brookville around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police say he attempted to pass a vehicle on a double yellow line. When a 1997 Ford van driven by 50-year-old Scott Sams of Laurel was approaching, Hanson lost control when he attempted to swerve back into his lane.

The van struck the motorcycle and then swerved into the northbound lane forcing a third vehicle, a 2004 Ford pickup, driven by Susan Albright, 54, of Connersville, into the guardrail.

Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene.

(Image: Indiana State Police)

(Image: Indiana State Police)

Sams and Albright were uninjured.

The Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Brookville Fire Department, and the Franklin County Coroners Office.


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