The Washington Times-Herald


May 8, 2014

Radio personality dies in motorcycle crash

Brad Deetz, 46, died on Wednesday

WASHINGTON — A traffic accident Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of DLC Media General Manager Brad Deetz. The Daviess County Sheriff's Office reports Deetz, 46, of Vincennes was driving a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle on Old US 50-East when the bike collided with a truck pulling a trailer at the intersection of CR 150-W. Deputies report the driver of the truck Ernest Colbert told them he had stopped at the stop sign and looked and did not see the on-coming motorcycle. When the Colbert truck pulled into the road Deetz struck the passenger side front wheel of the pickup. He was then thrown from the motorcycle into the ditch.

Deetz was taken to Daviess Community Hospital and then flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he later died.

"I'm shocked," said DLC Media owner Dave Crooks. "He was a super G.M. and a close friend. We're grieving at this point. It's a very difficult time."

Crooks says Deetz was the first person he hired when he got into radio management in 1993 as the morning man for WWBL in Washington. When DLC Media was formed he hired Deetz a second time. Recently he had been doing double duty as the morning radio host on WFML. "We were getting ready to let him go off the air," said Crooks. "We have a lot of projects in the works and he was going to spend his time concentrating on them. "We have a big void in our company right now."

Deetz was also active in his community. He was a reserve deputy for the Knox County Sheriff's Department. He and his wife Kristi were serving as co-presidents for the Vincennes Lincoln High School Band Boosters. "He had two children, one in high school and the other in junior high, and he was really active in their lives. Just a great dad to them," said Crooks. "This is just a tragic, tragic event."

Text Only
Local News
  • Funerals

    PHILIP MAY — The funeral for Philip L. May was held Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Pastor Ken Wells officiating. Pallbearers were Tracy Williams, Rick May, Mark May, Stuart May, Jim May and Paul Stone.DIXIE BLAND — The funeral for Dixie Bland was

    July 31, 2014

  • Dorothy Burkhart
  • Lisa Phillips-Baker
  • Dorothy Burkhart
Local Sports
Community News
Must Read
Clicker Ticker
Times Herald Video
You Need To Know Now!
Featured Ads
Times Herald Photo

2014 Washington Catholic High School Prom

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide