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Purdue student involved in bicycle crash has died

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's office says the student has died from his injuries.

Posted: May. 3, 2018 11:33 AM
Updated: May. 3, 2018 2:52 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's office says a Purdue student involved in a bicycle crash on Tuesday has died from his injuries.

Related: Purdue student critically injured after bike was hit by a truck

According to police, 19-year-old Lucas Shanker was riding his bicycle and failed to stop at the intersection of Lindberg Road and 400 West. Police say Shanker flipped over the handlebars as he was braking, flying into the path of the truck.

Shanker was taken to a Lafayette hospital with severe head trauma. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

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