Weekend Crash Hospitalized Gary Rider

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August 26, 2013 — Indiana State Police say today they are investigating a weekend crash that sent a Gary motorcyclist to a hospital.

ISP says the LaPorte County crash occurred Saturday night approximately 7:31 p.m., when its officers  responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 near the 35 mile marker.

ISP says 43-year-old Cecil Roach of Gary sustained severe injuries, including head injuries as he was riding a Honda BR6 motorcycle westbound on I-94 near the 35 mile marker.  State Police say evidence indicates he was traveling at a high rate of speed when he rear ended a westbound 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 44-year-old Douglas Williams of Plainfield, Illinois.

ISP says the preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Nick Daly suggests the crash impact caused Roach to be ejected from the motorcycle, striking the back of the Suburban before landing on the road,  “A helicopter airlifted Roach from the crash scene to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. Roach, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered a head and facial injuries in the crash.”  ISP’s record says Williams was not injured.


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