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Motorcyclist fatally hurt in I-74 wheelie crash

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Indiana State Police say a motorcyclist was fatally injured when he crashed while speeding and doing a wheelie on Interstate 74 in central Indiana.

Police say 35-year-old Jeremy Baatz of Shelbyville lost control Thursday evening when the motorcycle's front wheel came back down on the pavement. He then crashed into a ditch of the highway near the Shelby County community of Pleasant View, about 10 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

Baatz was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he was pronounced dead.

Sgt. Rich Myers says tests will be done in an autopsy to determine whether drugs or alcohol possibly contributed to the crash.

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