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Motorcyclist killed in crash early Monday morning

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Monday morning in Galena Township, according to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. in the area of CR 1000 North and Range Road.

A captain with the sheriff's office was first on scene and located a 2016 Harley Davidson and a 46-year-old man in a nearby yard.

The preliminary investigation showed the motorcycle was traveling east on CR 1000 North when the driver left the roadway and hit two trees, reports said.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor, reports said.

The driver's name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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