A motorcyclist died
early this morning while being pursued by Portage Police after rear-ending a
semi-tractor trailer on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police
The victim was
identified as Theodore D. Hickman, 21, of Portage.
police, at 12:50 a.m. Hickman was westbound on I-80/94 “at a high rate of
speed” when, near Lake Station, he rear-ended a semi in the process of
changing lanes. Police said that Hickman was ejected from his 1998 Honda
motorcycle, which came to rest against a median wall, police said.
were performed at the scene, but Hickman was pronounced dead at Methodist
Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary.
“It should be noted
that at the time of the crash, the motorcyclist was being actively pursued
by the Portage Police Department,” the ISP said. No further information on
the incident was available from the ISP and as of deadline the Chesterton
Tribune had received none from the Portage PD.
The Burns Harbor
Fire Department assisted at the scene.