Seymour man dies in motorcycle wreck


A Seymour man died after sustaining injuries in a single-vehicle motorcycle wreck near Little Acres on Tuesday night.

Scott Milliken, 33, was pronounced dead at 10:03 p.m. by Jackson County Coroner Mike Bobb at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. Bobb said Milliken died from the injuries he sustained from the wreck.

Passersby in two different vehicles called 911 after seeing the motorcycle’s headlight off of the roadway in the 10600 block of North State Road 11.

After stopping and looking at the motorcycle, they located Milliken near a mailbox. One of the passersby said Milliken was wearing a helmet and a protective jacket, pants, boots and glasses.

When they noticed the man had shallow breathing, the passersby gathered around him and prayed until first responders arrived.

At 9:13 p.m., Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Mitch Ray responded to a call about an unresponsive man.

When he arrived on scene, personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services and the Redding Township Volunteer Fire Department were tending to Milliken, police said.

In his report, Ray said he saw grooves and scrape marks in the pavement where the red and white Honda CBR motorcycle left the pavement, meaning it did not leave the roadway upright.

The motorcycle then hit a mailbox and came to rest on its side in the yard of a home in the 10700 block of State Road 11. Ray said the motorcycle had significant damage.

A medical helicopter was on scene, but first responders chose to take Milliken to Schneck Medical Center by ambulance, police said.

After a wrecker hauled off the motorcycle, Ray went to the hospital’s emergency room, and Bobb had just pronounced Milliken dead.

The accident report has yet to be completed, so the cause is to be determined, police said.

County Officer J.L. McElfresh also assisted at the scene.

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