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Accident claims life of Tobinsport man

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By The Staff

23-year-old loses control of motorcycle on Deer Creek Road

DEER CREEK - A Perry County man died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Deer Creek Road.

John Williams, 23, of Tobinsport, was traveling north on Deer Creek Road shortly before 12:30 p.m. when his 1986 Yamaha traveled off the roadway, Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Kenny Blinzinger said.

A rural mail carrier was one of several people to dial 911 to report the accident after seeing a motorcycle veer off the roadway.

Blinzinger said he believed Williams, who was not wearing a helmet, was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. He was treated at the accident scene by Perry County EMS.

He was transported to Perry County Memorial Hospital but died from internal injuries, Blinzinger said. An obituary appears on Page 4.

First responders and the Perry County Rescue Squad assisted at the scene of the accident, about half a mile north of Indiana 66.