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Motorcyclist dies after crashing with semi in Gary

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GARY, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A motorcyclist died Wednesday night after his bike crashed in to the back of a semi in Gary.

About 7:45 p.m., Nicholas Stucker, 28, was driving a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle on to the southbound Interstate 65 ramp from eastbound Interstate 80 when the bike hit the back of a semi pulling a tanker, Indiana State Police said in a statement.

Stucker, of the 100 block of North Wilson Street in Hobart, Ind., was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:45 p.m., according to police and the Lake County Coroner’s office. He died of blunt force trauma, and his death was ruled an accident, the coroner’s office said.

Witnesses told officers Stucker was speeding when he went around the first curve in the ramp’s right lane before he struck the tanker, police said. The semi was from New Jersey hauling about 18,000 pounds of lliquid corrosives, police said. The 59-year-old man driving the semi was not hurt, and nothing was lost from the truck.

The right lane near the crash site was closed for about three hours as crews cleaned up the scene, police said.

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