Motorcyclist killed in crash with semi in Tippecanoe Co.


A Lafayette man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash in Tippecanoe County.

Police say Lucas Spitznagle, 21, was driving a motorcycle north on SR 25 North when he traveled left of center and struck a southbound semi-trailer. Spitznagle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash. The truck driver, 39-year-old Jason Sharp of Frankfort, did not sustain any injuries.