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Kokomo man killed in motorcycle, car crash

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 14:07:33-04

KOKOMO — A Kokomo man died Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a turning vehicle.

Christopher Vargo, 52, was killed in the crash that happened at 12:07 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of State Road 937 and Center Road in Kokomo, according to the Kokomo Police Department.

An investigation found that Kimberly J. Kidwell, 50, of Kokomo was driving northbound on SR 931 when she pulled into a left turn lane at SR 931 and Center Road. Kidwell had the flashing yellow turn light, and she told police she believed she was clear to turn left on the flashing yellow light.

When Kidwell turned, Vargo's motorcycle struck the passenger side door of Kidwell's vehicle. Vargo was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing with toxicology reports pending, a news release from the Kokomo Police Department said.