An Illinois woman critically injured in a motorcycle accident near Pierceton Thursday has died.
Paula M. Harwood, 39, of Bourbonnais, Ill., passed away in Parkview Regional Trauma Center, Fort Wayne, where she was flown following the crash.
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department said Harwood was a passenger on a motorcycle operated by her husband, Thomas C. Harwood, 44, when the motorcycle blew a rear tire on U.S. 30 at CR 450 East. Both Harwoods were ejected from the motorcycle. Thomas suffered serious injuries to his head and extremities including extensive road-rash. Neither victim was wearing a helmet and police say alcohol was not a factor.
The Kosciusko County F.A.C.T. team stated that the crash is still under investigation.