A Lake Station man
died Tuesday after losing control of his motorcycle on the I-80/94 on-ramp
in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
The victim was
identified as Edward S. Reifsteck III, 23.
police, at 9:52 p.m. Reifsteck, traveling at “an excessive speed,” failed to
negotiate the curve on the ramp from northbound Kennedy Ave. in Hammond to
eastbound I-80/94. Reifsteck lost control of his 2006 Suzuki and was thrown
from it, coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of I-80/94, police said.
Both the east- and
westbound lanes of I-80/94 were closed for the landing of an air ambulance,
police said, but due to the Reifsteck’s injuries he was transported instead
to Community Hospital in Munster by Hammond EMS. There he was pronounced
dead shortly after arrival of blunt force trauma, police said.
wearing a helmet.
The results of a
routine toxicology screen are pending, police said.