CLEAR LAKE TOWNSHIP, Ind. (WANE) – Authorities in Steuben County are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.
It happened shortly after 6:30 Sunday night near the intersection of County Roads 700 N and 925 E, in rural Clear Lake Township.
Responding emergency crews found 48-year-old Kenneth Byrd of Fremont partly under a 2000 Honda motorcycle. They were able to free him and begin treatment, but Byrd died at the scene.
According to investigators, it appears Byrd was traveling south on 925 E at a high rate of speed. For an unknown reason, he traveled off the west side of the road, hit a wooden post, brush, and then a large stack of firewood.
Byrd was not wearing a helmet at the time. Investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor.
The crash remains under investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.