Fatal Accident on U.S. 36 in Parke County

On July 4th, 2019, at 1:00pm, Parke County Deputies, Parke Cqunty EMS, and Bellmore First Responders were dispatched to a two motorcycle accident with injuries at the intersection of US 36 & Walker Ramp Rd. Upon responders arrival, they located a deceased male, this male was later identified as Robert E Klein (58) of Avon, Indiana. The rider of the other motorcycle, Jaime Balingit (60) of Mooresville, Indiana, was found conscious, alert, and walking around. Jaime was wearing a helmet during the accident, but was suffering from minor bleeding in his mouth,,and also sustained injuries to other parts of his body, including his knee, which had minor bleeding. Jaime was found to be disoriented and was unsure what occurred, so he was transported to Hendricks Hospital for evaluati.on. Multiple witnesses at the scene provided information to assist in the recreation. It was determined that Jaime was on his motorcycle traveling eastbound on US 36 approaching CR 1050 E and slowed down tp make a left hand turn onto 1050 E. Robert was traveling e9stbound on US Highway 36 behind Jaimsi when he collided into the rear end of the motorcycle being occupied by Jaime. /;lath riders were ejected off their motorcycles. A helmet was not being worn by Robert at the time of the accident. An autopsy is scheduled. Indiana State Police accident

reconstructionist, Parke County Coroners Office and DD Tire and Towing assisted at the scene.