Avilla man dies from crash injuries


FORT WAYNE – A Noble County man has died from the injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash Friday in southern Branch County.

Officials with Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne say 52 year old Robert Kimmel of Avilla, Indiana passed away.

The Branch County Sheriff's Department was called to southbound I-69 and Pearl Road in Ovid Township at 1:25 Friday afternoon where they found Kimmel unconscious.  Witnesses told deputies that a motorcycle was pulling a trailer and lost control of his vehicle, rolling over several times.

Kimmel was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The incident is still under investigation.

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