MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man died Sunday, Sept. 22, after his motorcycle hit a tree off C.R. 8 about three miles west of Middlebury.
According to a release from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Evan Jones, 20, was headed west on C.R. 8, west of C.R. 35, just before 12:30 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle and ran into a tree off the north side of the road.
Jones was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
An Elkhart County dispatcher had said Jones was breathing but unconscious when emergency crews arrived on the scene.
According to the Sheriff’s Department’s release, Jones was driving at an unsafe speed when he lost control of the bike.
The Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate the crash.