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.
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.