ANGOLA, IN - A Wolcottville man has died following a motorcycle accident Sunday night near Angola.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, Troopers from the Fort Wayne Indiana State Police Post responded to a reported single vehicle motorcycle crash in the 5000 block of South West Fox Lake Road, west of Angola. First Trooper’s on the scene located a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle off road that had crashed into a utility pole.
The motorcycle operator, identified as James C. “Curtis” Dameron, age 42, of Wolcottville, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed that prior to the crash, Dameron had been traveling south on South West Fox Lake Road east of south Menges Road. For an unknown reason Dameron failed to negotiate a slight curve in the road. The motorcycle went down on its side and slid off the roadway. Dameron struck a guide wire prior to the motorcycle impacting a utility pole.
Dameron was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Excessive speed was not believed to be a factor, however alcohol use was suspected. Toxicology results are pending with the Steuben County Coroner’s office.
James “Curtis” Dameron served as a reserve officer with the Wolcottville Town Marshall’s Office since 2012, but had been on an administrative leave status since July of this year. All notifications have been made to the Dameron family.
The Indiana State Police was assisted at the scene by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Angola Police Department, Angola Fire Department, Steuben County EMS, Steuben County Coroner’s Office, and Bill’s Professional Towing Service.
The crash incident remains under investigation by the Indiana State Police and the Steuben County Coroner’s Office.
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