motorcyclist was killed on Wednesday after rear-ending a semi-tractor tanker
on an I-65 on-ramp in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
The victim was
identified as Nicholas Stucker, 28.
police, at 7:45 p.m. Stucker was taking the ramp from eastbound I-80/94 to
southbound I-65, operating his 2008 Kawasaki at “a high rate of speed,” when
he went around the first curve of the ramp and drove into the rear of the
said was not wearing a helmet--was pronounced dead at the scene of massive
blunt force trauma.
The tanker was
carrying 18,000 pounds of liquid corrosives but there was no load loss,
police said. Its driver, David White, 59, of Eaton, Ohio, was not injured.
The right lane of
the ramp was closed for approximately three hours.