Officials release names of fatal car, motorcycle crash

A crash involving a car and a motorcycle has left one dead on one in serious condition.

Posted: Jul 7, 2018 7:57 PM
Updated: Jul 8, 2018 8:29 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A crash involving a car and a motorcycle has left one dead, and one in serious condition Saturday afternoon.

According to The Tippecanoe County Sheriffs Department, at 5:30 p.m. officials responded to the intersection of U.S. 52 West and Paramount Drive for a crash involving a car and motorcycle.

It was determined that a car, driven by 21-year-old Caleb Swift, was turning left on U.S. 52 West towards the entrance to Avenue South Apartments. The motorcycle was traveling East on U.S. 52 West.

The officials said Swift failed to yield the right of way to the motorcycle which struck the vehicle, ejecting both passengers. The driver of the motorcycle, 60-year-old John Crowell, suffered fatal injuries. The passenger, 52-year-old Shari Crowell, was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis with serious injuries.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
77° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 79°
Kokomo
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 74°
Rensselaer
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 73°
Fowler
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 73°
Williamsport
Broken Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Crawfordsville
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 68°
Frankfort
Scattered Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 74°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 79°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 79°
Logansport
Overcast
72° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Widespread rainfall returns Sunday
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events