Police identify motorcyclist, child injured in U.S. 6 crash near Nappanee

A 62-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl were taken to Memorial Hospital Sunday after the motorcycle they were riding was struck by an SUV.

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 7:54 a.m.

Police have identified the man and child injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday near Nappanee.

Kenneth Miller, 62, of Nappanee and 12-year-old Morgan Berry were both taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend Sunday afternoon, June 29, after the motorcycle they were riding was struck by an SUV, according to the Elkhart Truth’s news partner, WNDU.

The SUV, driven by Amanda Kindel, was parked facing east on the the side of the road on U.S. 6 near C.R. 100. Kindel then pulled out to make a U-turn and collided with the Miller’s motorcycle.

Miller was airlifted to Memorial Hospital with three broken ribs, a collapsed lung and other internal injuries. Berry was taken to Memorial for treatment of leg pain and cuts.

Both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, WNDU reports.

The driver of the SUV was not injured.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash.

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