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Michigan City motorcyclist dies in accident on US 20

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A Michigan City motorcyclist died on Monday of injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 20 in Pine Township, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

The victim was identified as Grady Royal, 60.

According to police, at 4:15 p.m. Royal was eastbound in the right lane of U.S. 20 when a second motorist westbound on U.S. 20 attempted to make a left turn in front of him onto southbound County Line Road.

Royal collided with the vehicle, a 2000 Mercury passenger car driven by Amy Ream, 28, of Westville.

Royal—who wasn’t wearing a helmet, police said—was ejected from his 2002 Harley Davidson and was found unconscious and unresponsive by emergency responders.

Royal was transported to Saint Anthony Hospital in Michigan City, where he was later pronounced dead.

The PCSP’s crash reconstruction team is investigating the accident. “Alcohol, drugs, and speed are not believed to have played a role in the crash,” police said.




Posted 8/21/2012