Motorcycle Driver Pronounced Dead in Weekend LaPorte County Crash

Ducati monsterThe LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is attempting to identify the victim of a fatal car accident on Saturday.

The incident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 20 and State Road 2. Deputies were able to speak with several witnesses at the scene who said a Ducati Motorcycle was traveling westbound on U.S. 20 and allegedly disregarded a traffic signal.

According to investigators, it’s believed that the driver of the motorcycle then struck a passenger car and eventually struck the side of a semi-tractor trailer. Further investigation led authorities to discover that the motorcycle was reported stolen out of Wicker Park, Illinois.

The driver did not possess identification and was not familiar to the motorcycle’s owner.

LaPorte County authorities say the driver can be described as a Hispanic male in his mid-20’s. Anyone with information is being asked to contact their offices.