A motorist and a
motorcyclist were both cited on Sunday for participating in a speed contest,
following a two-vehicle accident on I-65 in Lake County, the Indiana State
police, at 3:15 p.m. a trooper responded to the crash scene, located at the
255 mile marker near Merrillville, and determined--from witness
statements--that the driver of a 2017 Ford Mustang which rear-ended a second
vehicle had “been racing a green sport bike prior to the crash.”
“Both vehicles were
reportedly passing on the shoulders, weaving in and out of traffic, and
driving at speeds estimated to be over 100 miles per hour,” police said.
The driver of the
Mustang, Tyler Rimkus, 25, of Lake Station, was issued a citation for
participating in a speed contest, police said.
identified as Zachary Alexander, left the scene after the crash but was
subsequently located at an address in Portage, police said. He too was
issued a citation for participating in a speed contest.
“Troopers are still
enforcing traffic laws and thoroughly investigating all crashes,” the ISP
said. “Traffic might be light but that is not a reason to speed and put
other innocent drivers at risk of serious injury.”