Motorcycle Rider Dies After Crash Friday In Griffith

Just before 4:30 PM, Friday, February 24, 2023, The Lake County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Reconstruction Unit was requested to respond to a collision involving a car and a motorcycle at Johnson Road and East Main Street in Griffith, according to Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr.

It’s believed the driver of a passenger car was traveling eastbound on East Main Street, attempting to turn north on Johnson Road when the car was struck by a motorcycle traveling westbound. The person riding the motorcycle was transported by helicopter to the University of Chicago, but was declared deceased upon arrival at the hospital, Martinez said.

The driver and passenger of the car were not injured. The driver is an 18-year-old male from Griffith. His passenger is a 20-year-old male from Portage.

The driver of the motorcycle was a 22-year-old male from Griffith. The identification of the rider has not been released.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Martinez stated.

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