Garrett man injured fleeing from police


AVILLA – A motorcycle crash near Avilla on Saturday afternoon critically injured a Garrett motorcyclist during a police pursuit.

The Noble County Sheriff’s Department says 32-year-old Kyler Northrop was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center around 5 p-m.

A DeKalb County deputy was pursuing Northrop at high speed on DeKalb County Road 52, entering Noble County on 100 South. Northrop lost control as he crested a hill at 1200 East and failed to negotiate a small curve in the road.

He left the road and was ejected from the motorcycle, landing in a drainage ditch filled with water.

Police say Northrop’s license was suspended with a total of 82 points currently against his license.

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