The Brazil City Police Department released more details surrounding a fatal motorcycle accident in front of the Brazil National Guard Armory Friday afternoon.
Shortly before 3:30 p.m., Friday, Patrick Knierim was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a car driven by Naval recruiter Jeffery R. Rosado, 26, Terre Haute, near the intersection of Whiterock Road and State Road 59.
Although Indiana State Police officials have yet to release the details of the computer analysis of the accident reconstruction, Captain Dave Archer was able to release some of the preliminary results of the investigation to The Brazil Times Monday afternoon.
Using preliminary results collected from witness statements at the scene and accident details, officials estimate that both vehicles were traveling northbound at approximately 60 mph when the motorcycle apparently braked suddenly for undetermined reasons.
Archer said it is unknown how far apart the vehicles were at the time of the collision, but the speed both vehicles were traveling would greatly limit the reaction and response time for the drivers.
Archer said further details about the investigation will not be available until the pending confirmation of the official ISP accident analysis report.
Clay Coroner Rick Swearingen released autopsy results Monday afternoon.
He said Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr performed the autopsy on Knierim Sunday morning.
Preliminary results determined that Knierim died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck area, which were consistent with injuries sustained during the accident.