Motorcycle crash leaves 2 hurt in Jennings County


Jennings County Sheriff’s Department reports two motorcycles crashed Saturday afternoon at the junction of State Road 3 and State Road 250 south of Vernon.

Noel A. Taylor, 62, of Columbus, and his wife, Barbara, 58, were traveling with a large group of motorcycles when Taylor’s motorcycle was struck from behind by another motorcyclist, Duane E. Knapp, 57, also of Columbus, police said.

Barbara Taylor was taken to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon with a possibly broken leg. Knapp was also taken to the hospital for treatment of what were described as minor injuries.

Noel was not injured in the wreck, reported at 1:05 p.m.

All three riders were wearing helmets, police said.

Knapp was riding a 2010 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom. The Taylors were driving a 2009 Yamaha V-Star.

Assisting was Jennings County Rescue 20, Montgomery Township Fire Department and members of the Indiana State Police Motorcycle Unit.

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