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Chesterton motorcyclist dies in crash on Burdick Road

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A Chesterton man lost his life on Sunday after crashing his motorcycle on Burdick Road in Westchester Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

The victim has been identified as Douglas Coslet, 33.

According to police, witness statements and initial investigation indicate that, at approximately 10:56 a.m., Coslet, operating a 1981 Kawasaki, was westbound on Burdick Road when he failed to negotiate a curve in the 250 east block, crossed the center line, left the roadway to the south and struck a utility pole head-on.

Coslet--who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash--was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Speed is considered to be a factor,” police said.

The results of a routine toxicology screen are pending, police said.

The Chesterton Fire Department and Porter Regional Hospital EMS assisted the PCSP at the scene.


Posted 4/29/2019




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