PLAINFIELD, Ind. — A deadly motorcycle crash claimed one man’s life on Ronald Reagan Parkway in Plainfield on Wednesday.
The Plainfield Police Department confirmed the motorcyclist died at the hospital following an accident between a motorcycle and a semi. On Thursday, police identified the motorcycle rider as 24-year-old Jessup James Rinehart of Camby.
According to police, the crash occurred at approximately 12:17 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Ronald Reagan Parkway and Airtech Parkway. Investigators believe the motorcycle was traveling in the right lane of southbound Ronald Reagan when it collided with a semi-tractor trailer that was turning left from the turn lane on the northbound side of the road.
Police said Rinehart had not been wearing a helmet and suffered injuries to his head in the crash. A Plainfield police officer reportedly was on scene within a minute after the call was dispatched and provided CPR to the motorcyclist before he was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the semi was unharmed, police said, and is cooperating with the investigation.
Southbound Ronald Reagan Parkway from US 40 to Airtech Parkway was closed for several hours due to the deadly crash. Police had asked travelers to seek alternate routes and avoid the area during the investigation.
Police said the cause of the crash is still under investigation.