State Police investigate fatal crash on SR-25 near Delphi

CARROLL COUNTY – On Friday evening, just after 5:00 p.m., Carroll County 9-1-1 Dispatch began receiving multiple reports of a serious motorcycle crash, northbound on State Road 25 (Hoosier Heartland Highway) just north of Main Street.

Officers with the Delphi Police Department and deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office were the first to arrive on the scene. Subsequently, Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionists were requested to the scene and will be leading the investigation.

Preliminary investigation by troopers has determined that a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jerry D. Spegal, 52, of Camden, IN, was traveling northbound on State Road 25, when for an unknown reason he lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle left the roadway and struck a guardrail in the median. Spegal was ejected from the motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Carroll County Coroner was requested and pronounced Mr. Spegal deceased at the scene. Notification to the family has been made. Both northbound lanes of State Road 25 were closed for approximately four hours for investigation and clean-up.

Indiana State Police troopers and crash reconstructionists were assisted by: Delphi Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Coroner, Delphi Fire Department, Camden Fire Department, Carroll County E.M.A., and Complete Auto.