LAKE STATION — A motorcyclist was airlifted after striking a barricade in a construction zone Tuesday night, police said.

At 9:21 p.m., first responders were called to the 1300 block of Ripley Street for a motorcycle crash, Lake Station Police Chief Dave Johnson said.

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A man was riding a motorcycle through the construction area when he failed to properly negotiate the road and ran into a barricade, Johnson said. The man suffered head injuries and a University of Chicago Medicine Aeromedical Network helicopter transported him from the crash scene to a Chicago hospital.

The current condition of the man in unknown.

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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.