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Father of Indiana basketball legend Damon Bailey killed in motorcycle crash, mother injured

The Brown County Sheriff's Office confirms Wendell Bailey died after crashing a motorcycle he was riding.

BROWN COUNTY, Ind. — The father of Indiana basketball legend Damon Bailey was killed in a motorcycle crash on Monday in Brown County. His mother was injured in the crash.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office confirms Wendell Bailey died after crashing a motorcycle he was riding. Beverly Bailey was flown to a nearby hospital and is being treated for her injuries. 

The sheriff's office said a car driven by Jacob Waltermire was attempting to pass a semi when he saw the oncoming motorcycle and pulled back behind the semi. Waltermire then over-corrected and went back across the center line, hitting a car travelling behind the Bailey's motorcycle. It is not yet clear what caused the Bailey's motorcycle to crash.

Waltermire was taken to the hospital for a blood-draw, which is standard procedure in fatality crashes. 

The accident is still under investigation.