ELKHART, Ind. – A tragic accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist near an apartment complex in Elkhart on Tuesday. The collision occurred around 5:45 p.m. in the 2600 block of Oakland Avenue, leaving the rider fatally injured.
According to the Elkhart Police Department, the incident unfolded when a pickup truck traveling northbound attempted to make a left turn into Stratford Commons. At that moment, a motorcyclist heading southbound collided with the passenger side of the truck. The driver of the truck emerged unharmed and remained at the scene.
Emergency services were swiftly dispatched, and police officers provided initial aid to the male motorcyclist until medical professionals arrived. He was then transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, but tragically, he succumbed to his injuries during the journey.
Authorities are conducting an ongoing investigation into the crash. Preliminary findings suggest that the pickup truck’s driver made a left turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle, resulting in the fatal collision.