Seymour couple in critical condition after crash near Martinsville


A Seymour couple were listed in critical condition Monday after they were involved in a motorcycle crash a day earlier southeast of Martinsville, police report.

Brian K. Ingalsbe, 51, and his wife, Amber J. Ingalsbe, 49, were airlifted to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after they were seriously injured Sunday afternoon, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.

Both were being treated in the intensive care unit, according to family members.

The two were hurt when the motorcycle they were driving left the roadway to avoid hitting three vehicles that had stopped, according to a report from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.

A witness told police the wreck began when two vehicles traveling east on State Road 252 came to a sudden stop in front of her to turn into a housing addition.

Brian Ingalsbe attempted to avoid rear-ending the three vehicles, and his 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle slid and left the roadway, and both were ejected, according to witness accounts listed in the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department police report.

Neither were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, according to the police report.

Police said Amber Ingalsbe suffered severe head injuries and Brian Ingalsbe sustained significant injuries all over his body.

The incident was reported to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department at 3:51 p.m., and police were on scene four minutes later, according to the police report. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

A prayer circle for the Ingalsbes was scheduled for Monday night at The Alley in Seymour. The couple attend the church, and Amber is a member of the board.

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