Missing man found dead from motorcycle crash near I-65

Courtesy Indiana State Police
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SEYMOUR, Ind. (WTHR) - State Police say an Ohio man was killed in a motorcycle crash on the exit ramp from I-65 to State Road 11 sometime Friday.

Troopers found a yellow 2018 Honda motorcycle off the roadway on I-65 at exit 55 on Saturday, and found its driver, identified as Ivan F. Hammond, dead at the scene.

Investigators say the crash likely occurred sometime on Friday, Aug. 30, and believe that Hammond, 78, likely crashed but that his motorcycle was not seen sooner because of its location off the roadway.

A missing person report had been filed in Ohio Saturday when Hammond's family was not able to contact him.

Crash investigators determined Hammond was traveling northbound on I-65 when he attempted to exit onto State Road 11. Investigators believe Hammond was traveling too fast for the exit and motorcycle left the roadway and overturned.

Hammond was thrown from the motorcycle and even though he was wearing a helmet and other protective clothing at the time of the crash, that was not enough to save his life.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the crash.