Motorcyclist dies when hit by SUV in Morgan County

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MOORESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A 26-year-old man died Tuesday morning in a motorcycle crash in Morgan County, the sheriff said.

Jamie Edward Brickley II, of Mooresville, died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

Witnesses and evidence showed a motorcycle and an sport-utility vehicle were traveling eastbound about 8 a.m. Tuesday on State Road 144 approaching the entrance of East Vista View Parkway, the sheriff said in a news release. The motorcycle slowed to turn north into East Vista View Parkway and was struck in the rear by the SUV.

The crash on State Road 144 was about halfway between state roads 37 and 67 in northeastern Morgan County.

The SUV driver, Kyler Connis Johnson, 19, of Mooresville, and a passenger had no complaints of injuries. Johnson was taken to Franciscan Health Mooresville hospital for a chemical test per Indiana law.

No criminal charges have been filed, but the sheriff’s department has not yet completed its investigation.