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Yesterday, 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.