Shortly before 3:30 p.m., members of the Brazil City Police and Fire Departments, Clay County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police and Clay County Search and Rescue were dispatched to an accident scene involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle on State Road 59, near the intersection with Whiterock Road.
According to Police Chief Terry Harrison, Patrick Knierim's motorcycle was traveling northbound when a car struck it from behind. The impact forced Knierim's body into the air and then onto the car before he hit the road.
Although he was wearing a helmet, officials confirm Knierim sustained massive internal injuries and was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by TransCare.
Knierim was later pronounced dead.
An autopsy will be scheduled to help determine the cause of death.
Members of Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted officials in rerouting traffic along SR 59 during the accident reconstruction performed by Indiana State Police.
The road was reopened for traffic around 5 p.m.