Friday at approximately 4:00 pm, the Annual Governor’s Motorcycle Ride with approximately 500 riders was in enroute to its last stop in Madison, IN, when on StateRoad #356 in Lexington, (Scott County), a crash occurred. Four motorcyclist crashed going east on StateRoad #356 at Concord Road, which is just east of Lexington, IN.
According to the preliminary crash investigation completed by Trooper Nick Yaeger from the Indiana StatePolice Post at Sellersburg, Driver #1, Brenda S. Lynch, 62, from Indianapolis, IN, driving a silver 2004 Harley Davidson, ran off of the roadway on the right side and crashed. Driver #2, Larry P. Lahue, 66, from Indianapolis, IN, driving a 2002 purple Harley Davidson, ran off the roadway on the right side and crashed due to locking up his brakes after driver #1 crashed. Driver #3, James R. Thomas, 70, from Richmond, IN, driving a turquoise 1994 Harley Davidson, stated he just ran off of the roadway on the right side of the road and crashed. He stated he was not trying to avoid the other motorcycles, but just trying to make the turn. Driver #4, John R. Herr, 60, from Straughn, IN, driving a 2008 black and gold Harley Davidson, hit driver #2’s motorcycle which was partially in the roadway after driver #2 crashed.
Driver #1 was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY with a head injury, and wrist and ankle pain. Driver #2 was taken by ground ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY with rib and back pain. Driver #3 was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY with back, wrist and collarbone pain. Driver #4 was not injured.
The crash occurred in a curve in the roadway. None of the injuries received were life threatening
The 141-mile ride began at the Indiana Statehouse this morning and included three stops along the route in Columbus, Seymour, and Madison. The crash occurred before the final stop in Madison.
A photo of the crash scene is attached.
Assisting Agencies-Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Scott County E.M.S. and the Lexington Township Volunteer Fire department.