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Motorcyclist dies after crash in Brown County

NASHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Police say a motorcyclist was killed during a crash involving multiple vehicles in Brown County on Monday afternoon.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to the 3600 block of State Road 46 East in Nashville at about 2:47 p.m. in response to the crash.

Deputies say Jacob Waltermire, driving a 2005 Nissan Altima, was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer when he saw an oncoming motorcycle. Waltermire overcorrected and lost control of his vehicle when he was struck by Hana Cai in a 2012 Hyandai Elantra, who was driving behind the motorcycle.

Police are still unsure exactly how motorcyclist Wendell Bailey was involved in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene while paramedics flew his passenger, Beverly Bailey, to a nearby hospital. Wendell and Beverly Bailey are the parents of Indiana basketball legend Damon Bailey.

Waltermire was transported to Columbus Regional Health for a blood sample.

The sheriff’s office says no other injuries have been reported.

They are continuing to investigate the accident.