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Motorcyclist attempting to flee police wrecks, dies

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A motorcyclist attempting to flee police in northern Indiana died early Thursday morning.

According to Indiana State Police, a deputy with the Porter County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop the man on U.S. 20 for a traffic violation when he began to evade authorities.

The man lost control of the motorcycle on U.S. 20 when heading toward the Interstate 94 westbound ramp. The man was ejected off the motorcycle and landed on the I-94 off-ramp to U.S. 20, police said.

Police identified the motorcyclist as 48-year-old Michael Jozwiak, of Chesterton.

Police said Jozwiak was not wearing a helmet. CPR was performed until an ambulance arrived. Authorities said Jozwiak was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It is not known if drugs or alcohol were involved at this time.

The ramps on I-94 at U.S. 20 were closed until 2:20 a.m. Thursday.