A 40-year-old Salem man was killed this afternoon as a result of injuries sustained when his motorcycle struck a tree on Nubian Road.

Joshua and Jeremiah Hacker, 18, were taken to St. Vincent Hospital for emergency treatment. 

Joshua Hacker later died as a result of his wounds. 

Today at approximately 2:40pm, on Nubian Rd, Washington County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to a two motorcycle accident.

Evidence at the scene indicated that the two motorcycles came over a hill, saw a tree in the roadway, attempted to stop, but the collision was unavoidable.

According to Sheriff Brent Miller the accident is still under investigation. 

Assisting Agencies: Indiana State Police, Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department and Washington County EMS

Investigating Officer was Deputy Powers.