Fillmore Man Airlifted to Indianapolis Hospital Sunday


A motorcycle crash Sunday evening resulted in a Fillmore Man being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital.

James Carrell, of Coatsville spotted a 2006 Harley-Davidson on the side of the road.  He then saw an unconscious man lying in the woods, and called 911.

Putnam County Deputy Tanner Brown was dispatched to the scene at Heritage Drive shortly after 8:30 p.m.

The rider, identified as 42 yr old Justin Fortner was loaded taken by ambulance to a clear area for where AirEvac could land.  Fortner was then transported to Eskenazi Hospital via AirEvac helicopter.

Deputy Brown determined that speed was a factor in the crash due to the length of skid marks on the road and continuing into the grass.

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