Man, woman killed in crash after SUV turns in front of motorcycle in Portage

PORTAGE, Ind. (Sun Times Media Wire) --  Two people were killed in a crash between a motorcycle and an SUV Wednesday evening in northwest Indiana.

The Harley-Davidson motorcycle was eastbound about 6:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 20 when a westbound SUV turned in front of it at Willowcreek Road in Portage, Indiana, according to a statement from the Porter County coroner’s office.

The motorcycle hit the SUV and the passenger, 44-year-old Amy Jackson of Portage, was dead at the scene, authorities said. The male driver of the motorcycle was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, Indiana, where he died of his injuries.

He was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m., according to the Lake County coroner’s office. His identity was not released, but investigators determined he died of blunt force trauma.

The driver of the SUV was taken into custody by Portage police, the Porter County coroner’s office said. The crash remained under investigation Thursday morning.