A Lebanon man on a motorcycle was killed on Ind. 32, just west of Lebanon, when he hit a deer.
Police say Bradley Burns, 63, of rural Lebanon, was heading eastbound on Ind. 32 near the intersection of County Road 50 North shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday. When Boone County deputies arrived, they found a 2016 BMW R12 motorcycle had struck a deer.
“We get car-deer calls all throughout the year,” Boone County Major Brian Stevenson said. “It doesn’t matter when. It is obviously more during the harvest, but we get it all the time. Now we rarely get motorcycle versus deer.”
The single rider was transported to Witham Hospital in Lebanon by ambulance. St. Vincent sent a helicopter to Witham for transport, but Burns was pronounced dead before the transport could take place.
As with all serious crashes, the Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team was called to investigate the accident. Stevenson said there is no information about alcohol being involved in the accident.
Law enforcement had to completely close Ind. 32 for more than two hours to investigate the crash. Burns was wearing a helmet, Stevenson said.
Several emergency agencies responded, in addition to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, including police from Lebanon, Whitestown and Zionsville. The Center Township and Lebanon fire departments and Witham Emergency Medical Services also responded.
The deer died in the accident as well.