Police investigating crash between motorcycle, heavy machinery near Osceola

Police taking pictures of heavy machinery on scene of this accident in St. Joseph County // WSBT 22 photo

Police tell us they are investigating a bad accident between a motorcycle and a St Joseph County-owned earthmover machine.

This happened just before 9 a.m. at Jackson and Ash, south of Osceola.

We know a 32-year-old from Osceola -- the motorcyclist -- was critically injured.

The earthmover machine was doing ditch work in the area. Police say signs were up indicating work was being done in the area.

Because the front-end loader was county-owned, the St. Joseph County police officers on FACT are not working this case. The head of the unit says only South Bend and Mishawaka officers will work this case. He says that is typical of an investigation that involves county property.

St. Joseph County Police say they do not suspect alcohol or drugs were a factor.

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