Motorcyclist killed in crash on Michigan Boulevard, police asking for video, tips

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was injured when the driver lost control after swerving to avoid a car, according to Michigan City Police.

Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to E. Michigan Boulevard at Dewey Street for a motorcycle crash.

The driver of the motorcycle, 20-year-old Myles Edson, suffered a severe head injury. He was transported by EMS to the police department to await MedFlight, but died before the helicopter arrived.

Edson’s passenger, a 20-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening head injuries, reports said.

Witnesses and evidence at the scene revealed a four door red vehicle drove southbound from an alley and attempted to cross all four lanes of traffic on Michigan Boulevard, reports said.

The red vehicle, which may be a Chevy Impala, crossed in front of the motorcycle, reports said.

Edson swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle, lost control and both he and his passenger fell off the motorcycle and onto the pavement, police said.

The red vehicle continued southbound on Dewey without stopping or rendering aid to the victims, police said.

Police are asking for help identifying the red vehicle and its driver.

They are also asking for anyone with exterior video surveillance, cell phone recordings or any information regarding the crash to contact Captain Jeff Loniewski or Officer Brian Wright at (219) 874-3221 Ext. 1008.

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