Plainfield, IN (May 11, 2022) - A deadly motorcycle crash is under investigation on Ronald Reagan Parkway in Plainfield, Indiana
The Plainfield Police Department confirmed the motorcyclist had died at the hospital following an accident between a motorcycle and a semi truck.
Traffic for southbound Ronald Reagan Parkway from US 40 is closed to Airtech Parkway due to Officers working a crash. Please seek out alternate routes and avoid this area to help reduce traffic congestion in the area. pic.twitter.com/zjrKydNX1l— Plainfield Indiana Police Department (@PlainfieldPD) May 11, 2022
Police said southbound Ronald Reagan Parkway from US 40 to Airtech Parkway is closed due to the deadly crash. They ask travelers to seek alternate routes and avoid the area as the road will be closed for “some time,” according to police.
No further information has been reported at this time as the investigation is still active and ongoing.
US 40 EB/WB: Fatality at Ronald Reagan Pkwy (MM 67.5, Plainfield). Road closed. US 40 in both directions at Ronald Reagan Pkwy (Plainfield). A fatality has been reported. Left turning lanes. Right turning lanes. RONALD REGAN SOUTH BOUND FROM US 40 The… https://t.co/1W15iwWEJ5— INDOT TrafficWise (@TrafficWise) May 11, 2022
Update: May 11, 2022 - 04:45 PM EST
According to police, the crash occurred at approximately 12:17 p.m. near the intersection of Ronald Reagan Parkway and Airtech Parkway. Investigators believe the motorcycle was traveling in the right lane of southbound Ronald Reagan when it collided with a semi-tractor trailer that was turning left from the turn lane.
Police said the motorcycle rider was a male and had not been wearing a helmet and suffered injuries to his head in the crash. A Plainfield police officer was on scene within a minute after the call was dispatched and provided CPR to the motorcyclist before he was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Update: May 12, 2022 - 03:00 PM EST
The Plainfield Police Department confirmed the motorcyclist died at the hospital following an accident between a motorcycle and a semi. On Thursday, police identified the motorcycle rider as 24-year-old Jessup James Rinehart of Camby. Police said Rinehart had not been wearing a helmet and suffered injuries to his head in the crash.
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