Woman dies following a motorcycle accident Thursday morning

MITCHELL – A Bedford woman died following a motorcycle accident Thursday morning on Moto Cross Road.

Emergency personnel received a report of a motorcycle accident at 11:34 a.m. in the 1900 block of Moto Cross Road.

The driver, 65-year-old Randy Pemberton, and his wife, 60-year-old Melody Pemberton were riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson when Pemberton drove off the roadway and overcorrected.

A StatFlight helicopter transported Melody Pemberton, who suffered head injuries, to the University of Louisville Hospital. Melody Pemberton died later at the hospital.

Randy Pemberton was transported from the scene by Seals Ambulance to IU Health Hospital in Bedford. He was released later that evening with non-life threatening injuries.

The Indiana State Police, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, IU Health Ambulance Service, Seals Ambulance Service and Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident.