Wolcottville reserve officer killed in motorcycle crash

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind.—A Wolcottville reserve officer was killed in a motorcycle crash while off duty on September 6, according to Indiana State Police.

Just after 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night, troopers were sent to a single vehicle motorcycle crash in the 5000 block of South West Fox Lake Road, west of Angola.

Troopers learned that a motorcycle had traveled off of the road and crashed into a utility pole, Indiana State Police said.

Initial investigation results show the motorcycle left the road for an unknown reason and hit a guide wire before hitting the utility pole, police said.

The motorcycle’s operator, James  “Curtis” Dameron, 42, of Wolcottville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Indiana State Police said that Dameron was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol use was suspected.

Toxicology results are pending, reports said.

Dameron has served as a reserve officer with the Wolcottville Town Marshall’s Office since 2012 but had been on administrative leave since July, according to Indiana State Police.

The crash remains under investigation by state police and the Steuben County Coroner’s Office.

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