Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Private First Class Ellsworth Cummings died from injuries he suffered the previous day after being involved in a single-vehicle accident at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh.
While attempting to conduct a traffic stop on a bus, he lost control of his motorcycle as he was overtaking it and crashed.
He was taken to Wakeman Hospital Center on the military installation with a severe head injury where he died the following day.
Private First Class Cummings, from Indianapolis, was attached to a military police battalion while serving with the 1560th Service Command Unit. He was single and survived by his parents, two sisters and paternal grandmother.
United States Army
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This officer, discovered in 2022, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the United States Army Military Police Corps.