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ISP: Motorcyclist dies in crash on I-65 exit ramp

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A motorcyclist died early this morning after crashing on an I-65 exit ramp in Merrillville, the Indiana State Police is reporting.

The victim was identified as William Fortner, 25, of Hobart.

According to police, at 12:05 a.m. Fortner was exiting northbound I-65 for U.S. Highway 30 when for unknown reasons he left the roadway and struck a highway sign.

Fortner, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lake County Coronerís Office, police said.



Posted 8/1/2019




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