One killed, three injured in La Porte county crash

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- Deputies responded to the intersection of US 421 and US 6 on Saturday at 4:04 p.m. to investigate a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a van, according to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office.

Initial police investigations show that 58-year-old Matthew Spicker of Valparaiso was traveling westbound on US 6 on a 1993 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the time of the incident. The second vehicle involved was a 2013 Chrysler van, driven by a 37-year-old Wanatah resident, and containing two passengers. 

Police say the motorcyclist failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the intersection, colliding with the driver's side rear sliding door of the southbound van, according to sheriff's office.

Spicker was taken to an area hospital for treatment following the crash and later died of his injuries.

The driver of the Chrysler, along with the two passengers were all injured and transported to nearby medical facilities for further evaluation.

The crash investigation is ongoing.

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