Police: Motorcyclist killed after hitting deer, being run over by truck

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HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – A man died after an early Monday morning motorcycle crash in Hancock County.

According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 2 a.m. along State Road 9 between County Road 400 S and County Road 500 S.

Police said the motorcycle was going north when it struck two deer that crossed into the road; the impact threw the rider from the motorcycle, and he landed in the northbound lane of State Road 9.

The motorcycle came to rest in a nearby ditch.

Police said a homeowner who heard the crash came out to help and found the motorcyclist lying in the road. The homeowner saw a semi truck approaching and tried to warn the driver, but the attempt was unsuccessful, and the truck ran over the motorcyclist, identified as Adam Curtis, 36. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

The truck driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police. He submitted to a voluntary breath test and was cleared to leave the scene.