On Friday, September 15, 2017, at approximately 9:45 pm, the Indiana State Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on US 421 near Old State Road 62 near Madison, Indiana that claimed the life of a Madison man.

The initial investigation by Trooper Andrew Garrett, Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, determined that a gold 2010 Ford Fusion being driven by Kelly Gilles, age 24, Madison, Indiana was traveling northbound on US 421 at Old State Road 62.  Gilles’ vehicle struck the rear of a 2006 Roketa motor driven cycle being driven by Justin George, age 37, Madison, Indiana that was also traveling northbound on US 421.

As a result of the collision, George was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries in the collision.  George was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.  Gilles was not injured in the crash.

Toxicology results are pending in this investigation at this time.  It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.