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Minnesota Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash on I-65

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A 55 year old Minnesota woman was killed and her husband in critical condition at last check at an Oak Lawn, Illinois, hospital after a crash this morning on northbound I-65, one mile south of the Crown Point exit. Indiana State Police Lowell Post report the crash occurred just after 10am, when Roger Rutten lost control of the 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle and flipped it while changing lanes, due to uneven pavement at that location, which is under construction, and where authorities report uneven pavement signs are present. State Police say the couple were ejected from the bike, over the barrier cables and into the grassy median. Lori Rutten was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive blunt force trauma, and authorities say neither were wearing helmets at the time of the incident. The crash closed the northbound lane of I-65 for over three-hours for reconstruction and cleanup efforts.
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