Motorcyclist critically hurt after colliding with SUV on S.R. 1

Investigators at the scene of a two vehicle crash on State Road 1 south of Leo on June 25, 2016.

LEO, Ind. (WANE) – A motorcycle driver was critically hurt after colliding with an SUV on State Road 1 south of Leo Sunday afternoon.

The crash closed the road between Willow Creek Drive and River Rapids Run for approximately 2 1/2 hours while police investigated.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department said the crash happened around 4:40 p.m. when the driver of an SUV didn’t see a motorcycle. The collision threw the motorcycle driver to the ground. The driver in the SUV was not hurt.

Deputies said the motorcyclist was initially transported to the hospital in serious condition, but was downgraded to critical condition with injuries to his chest and face. He was not wearing a helmet, according to police.

Police have not released any names.

The crash is under investigation.