Deputies investigate fatal motorcycle accident

On May 24, 2019, at 5:54 p.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 440 Fyler Road in Sullivan for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Michael P. Eighmey, 24, of Pompey.

Witnesses to the accident reported that Eighmey was speeding westbound on Fyler Road, then “popped a wheelie” and rode on the rear wheel of the bike for a period of time. When Eighmey set the front wheel down, witnesses said, he lost control and struck a tree.

At 6:06 p.m., Eighmey was pronounced dead at the scene.

By martha

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