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September 3, 2008

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Scott L. Scarborough, 45, of Union Mills, Indiana died last week in a motorcycle crash.

According to the official report written by La Porte County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Waltz, Scarborough was travelling east on Indiana Route 2 near Wozniak Road abut 9:45 pm when the 2003 Harley-Davidson left the road and hit a guardrail. Scarborough was thrown approximately 18 feet from his bike.

The cause of death was massive head trauma. Scarborough also suffered a broken neck.

Apparently Quick Death

Deputy Waltz found Scarborough on his back and bleeding from head wounds. No helmet was found at the accident site. Paramedics from the Westville Volunteer Fire Department and La Porte County Emergency Medical Services observed no signs of life . An emergency helicopter was dispatched but Scarborough was pronounced dead before the helicopter could land.

A Deer In Headlight

A post-mortem report indicated that at the time he died Scarborough had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .22 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent. Deer hair and feces were found on the motorcycle and Deputy Waltz concluded that Scarborough had hit a deer.

Scarborough is survived by his father, Howard (Barb) Scarborough of Westville, Indiana; his mother, Frances Hogle of Kingsford Heights; a daughter, Carly Kohout of Union Mills; two sons, Lucas Scarborough of Union Mills and David Melichar of Washington; a sister, Penny Scarborough; two brothers, James Scarborough and Del (Christie) Scarborough; and his grandmother, Harriet Scarborough.

Requiescat In Pace

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