CROWN POINT — A 22-year-old is dead after his motorcycle struck a minivan Friday afternoon.
Kurt Heerema, of Schererville, was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m. at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point, according to a Lake County coroner’s release. The manner and cause of death was blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle accident. The crash occurred in the 1300 block of North Main Street in Crown Point, according to the release. A preliminary investigation by Crown Point police shows Heerema was riding north on Main Street when his motorcycle crashed into a minivan stopped southbound in the left turn lane, Crown Point Assistant Chief Jim Janda said.
Janda said police are still investigating the crash. Anybody with information, should call Crown Point Police Sgt. James Poling at (219) 663-2141 ext. 252, Janda said.