Motorcyclist injured in crash

Cass County Sheriff’s deputies responded last weekend to a personal-injury accident involving a motorcyclist.

Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were dispatched at 8:30 p.m. Saturday to an area near the intersection of U.S. 12 and Calvin Center Road in Mason Township.

A motorcycle driven by 31-year-old Casey Madden, of Elkhart, was eastbound on U.S.12 when the passenger’s side of a vehicle turning left into a private drive was struck by Madden’s motorcycle.

Investigators said Madden was thrown from the motorcycle and over the vehicle, landing in a yard. He was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for his injuries.

Preliminary reports indicate that alcohol and/or drugs may have been a factor, sheriff’s deputies said, adding that it appears Madden was travelling at a high rate of speed.

He was not wearing a helmet, according to authorities.

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