A Fort Wayne hospital listed a Kokomo man in “fair” condition Sunday after he was in a motorcycle accident that killed his wife on Saturday in Logansport.
Kokomo residents Scott Miller, 38, and his wife, April, 37, were riding in a motorcycle fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Their bike apparently rounded a curve too fast on U.S. 24 near the Anoka Exchange, went onto a berm and lost control on rumble strips, friends said Saturday.
The collision threw both Millers from the vehicle.
April Miller died as a result of her injuries.
A medical helicopter flew Scott Miller, who had a gash in his head, to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Neither of the Millers were wearing helmets, the Cass County Sheriff Department reported.
After the accident, a couple from Crawfordsville drove past the scene and stopped so one of them, a nurse, could administer CPR.
Friends said Saturday that April wasn’t planning on attending the motorcycle ride because she couldn’t find a baby sitter, but she found one at the last minute.
James Woodbury, a member of the Asphalt Templers from Kokomo, said the Millers had been near the back of the pack of about 10 motorcycles on a poker run to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The group was heading to the Peru Elks Lodge at the time of the accident. Members were planning to complete the ride with a stop at the After Burner at Grissom Aeroplex.
At the accident scene, a line of motorcycles parked at the side of the road as the riders watched emergency personnel prepare to load both Millers into an ambulance.
• Daniel Human is a Kokomo Tribune staff writer. He can be reached at 765-454-8570 or at email@example.com.