Fatal Motorcycle Accident Sunday
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Clear Lake, IN - A motorcyclist has died following his injuries after a crash Sunday evening.

According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department emergency response teams were called to the area of County 700 North and County Road 925 East in Steuben County's rural Clear Lake Township on a report of a motorcycle accident. Upon arrival, first units on scene found 48 year old Kenneth Byrd of Fremont, Indiana partly under a motorcycle.

Investigators say it appeared that Byrd was southbound on 925 East on a 2000 Honda motorcycle at a high rate of speed. For an unknown reason, Byrd traveled off the west side of the roadway. Once off the roadway, Byrd struck a wooden post, small brush, and then a large stack of firewood.

While emergency personnel were treating Byrd at the scene, Byrd succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner's Office.

Byrd was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

Assisting the Steuben County Sheriff's Office on scene was the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, Fremont Police Department, Fremont Fire Rescue, Steuben County EMS, and the Steuben County Coroner's Office.


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