Teen dies in Bartholomew County motorcycle crash


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY (WTHR) - A Bartholomew County Sheriff's Deputy who was checking skid marks on the road found the body of a teenager who died in a motorcycle crash.

Police believe 18-year-old Xavier Maurice Scrogham's motorcycle didn't make the 90-degree turn on Sunland Road near State Road 9. It instead went off the road, hitting a telephone pole guide wire.

Scrogham was thrown from the motorcycle. Despite having a helmet on, he died at the scene.

Police believe the motorcycle is the same one that was involved in a chase with Nashville police just minutes earlier.

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