Laconia Motorcycle Week is fully underway this weekend and with an influx of motorcycles in the area, police urged caution on the roads. Laconia police and fire were called to Route 3 at the intersection of Rollercoaster Road around 6 p.m. on Saturday. Officials said several motorcycles were involved in the crash. According to police, two of the three people involved in the crash were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Laconia’s police Chief Matt Canfield said this year’s Motorcycle Week has been much busier than in years past.”Going into this year, we knew coming off of COVID and essentially a non-event last year, we knew people were itching to get out. So, we were anticipating big crowds,” Canfield said. On Sunday, he said whether you are on four wheels or two, everyone needs to keep an extra eye out on the roads this week.“You know, we certainly encourage … Read More
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash between a truck and a motorcycle that left two people severely injured in Lafayette Saturday afternoon.
Officials were called to Schuyler Avenue at the Interstate 65 south interchange shortly after 2 p.m. on a report of a personal injury crash.
According to a preliminary investigation, a 2015 GMC Sierra truck, driven by Dean Trennepohl, 61, of Monticello, was driving southwest on State Road 25/Schuyler Avenue and turning left to enter the I-65 south ramp. As the truck was turning left, it collided with a 2001 Suzuki GSX motorcycle, driven by Michael Fortner, 29, of Monticello, and passenger Scott Young, 29, of Monticello.
Officials said Fortner and Young were both thrown off the motorcycle and suffered serious bodily injuries. Neither person on the motorcycle was wearing a helmet.
Fortner was first taken to Franciscan Hospital in Lafayette but later