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Motorcyclist killed in crash at Ameriplex

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A motorcyclist died on Friday in a two-vehicle accident on Daniel Burnham Drive in the Ameriplex in Portage.

The victim was identified as Charles Ryan Strickland, 33, of Schererville, by Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris.

According to Harris, at 1:37 p.m. Strickland was westbound on Daniel Burnham Drive when the driver of an eastbound pickup truck made a “sharp” left turn in front of him, causing Strickland to lay his motorcycle down and slide under the pickup.

Strickland--who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash--was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple traumatic injuries, Harris said.

Harris did not identify the driver of the pickup truck but did say that the driver was operating with a suspended license.

An autopsy and toxicology screen will be performed as part of the investigation, Harris said.


Posted 10/16/2017




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