Motorcyclist dies in Pittsboro crash

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PITTSBORO, Ind. (WISH) — A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Pittsboro.

Pittsboro Police Chief Scott King confirmed the death.

It happened around 6:45 a.m. after a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided near County Road 275 East and Frontage Road.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Joseph Strong of Lizton.

The driver of the pickup has been identified as 43-year-old Ramon Ibanez Rutiaga of Indianapolis. He is facing a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license, a misdemeanor offense. He will also be ticketed for failure to yield while turning left.

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