Motorcycle crash leaves local man in critical condition

A Columbus man is in critical condition after a Monday afternoon motorcycle crash. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at approximately 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to the crash scene in the 10000 block of West Bellsville Pike in Columbus.

When deputies arrived, they reported that a motorcycle that had apparently hit a tree. After locating the driver, 21-year-old Justin Nary, he was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Hospital officials say that Nary’s condition, as of Wednesday afternoon, was “critical.”

Witnesses reportedly told authorities that Nary was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The investigation is ongoing.