Although still waiting for toxicology results, the Clay County Coroner's Office released the preliminary autopsy results of a Vigo County man who died during a motorcycle accident Sunday evening.
Coroner Joel Reinoehl informed The Brazil Times Monday evening that Vigo County Coroner and Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr performed the autopsy that determined Tim Hayes, 52, Terre Haute, died from blunt force trauma sustained during the accident at intersection of State Road 59 and County Road 1200 North.
According to officials, the accident was reported around 5:25 p.m., Sunday.
Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said Raymond Johnson, 31, Terre Haute, stopped at the intersection before apparently preceding east to cross the highway. Hayes, driving a 1988 Honda motorcycle, apparently struck the vehicle in the back passenger side.
Hayes, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Reinoehl said the autopsy and the toxicology testing are standard protocols during an investigation into an accident fatality. The incident has been ruled as an accident pending the outcome of the toxicology results, which Reinoehl said should be completed within a few days.