Chesterton Tribune



Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-65 ramp

Back To Front Page

A Hobart 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.

According to 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 tanker.

Stucker--who police 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.


Posted 7/31/2014