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Motorcyclist dies in South Street crash

A man riding a motorcycle died Saturday after a crash on South Street, according to Lafayette police.

Posted: Jun 1, 2019 11:50 PM
Updated: Jun 3, 2019 12:34 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A man riding a motorcycle died Saturday after a crash on South Street, according to Lafayette police.

Around 6:25 p.m., police said a motorcycle was driving eastbound near South and 9th Streets when it left the road. The driver, 28-year-old Adam Robert Jackson of Lafayette, was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a light pole, according to officers. Police said Jackson died at the hospital.

South Street was closed for several hours, but has since reopened. Police said preliminary evidence shows excessive speed may have been a factor. 

Coroner Donna Avolt said the preliminary cause of death is blunt force trauma. 

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