Seymour motorcyclist dies in Christmas Eve crash

A motorcyclist is dead after a Christmas Eve crash on the west side of Seymour.

Seymour police say that Thomas Jones of Seymour was unconscious after the Sunday afternoon crash and was pronounced dead at Schneck Medical Center.

Emergency workers were called to Tipton Street and Community Drive at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon after a collission between the motorycle and another vehicle. According to investigators, a minivan driven by Debra Spurgeon of Seymour was turning south toward a grocery store parking lot, entering the intersection where Jones was driving west.

Police say that neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected to be a factor in the accident.

The intersection was closed for about two hours. Jackson County medics and the Seymour Fire Department assisted police at the scene.