Minnesota woman, 55, killed in motorcycle crash on I-65

2013-08-29T20:55:00Z 2013-08-29T23:53:04Z Minnesota woman, 55, killed in motorcycle crash on I-65Times Staff nwitimes.com
August 29, 2013 8:55 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A Minnesota woman was killed Thursday morning when her husband lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 65, police said.

Killed was Lori Rutten, 55, who was ejected from the bike about 10:10 a.m. along with her husband when the motorcycle struck an uneven portion of the road under construction along northbound I-65 about a mile south of the Crown Point exit.

Police said the motorcycle flipped and came to rest on an unpaved shoulder next to the median barrier cables. Both the Ruttens were ejected over the barrier cables, landing in a grassy median.

Police said the Lake County coroner's office pronounced Lori Rutten dead at the scene of massive blunt force trauma.

Her husband, Roger Rutten, was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in Crown Point and later airlifted to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., with critical injuries.

Neither was wearing helmets, police said.

The left northbound lane was closed until 1 p.m. during the investigation.


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