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Fatal Crash in Motorcycle Convoy Ride

(La Porte County, IN) - A man driving in a convoy of motorcycles was killed in a weekend accident in La Porte County.


According to La Porte County Police, about 60 motorcycles were riding together Saturday afternoon on 400 West.  They were slowing down to turn right on County Road 1000 South.  Police said one of the motorcyclists began swerving and laid down his motorcycle.  Traveling behind him was a man who collided with the motorcycle on the pavement.   Both motorcyclists were ejected and suffered injuries to their upper bodies.


Police said 60-year old Robert Shepherd of Valparaiso, who struck the first motorcycle involved in  the accident, died while being transported by ambulance.  The surviving motorcyclist was 61-year old Nicholas Kolosci of Hobart.

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