Man dies after motorcycle, car crash in Lafayette

A man died in a motorcycle crash Friday, July 3, 2015. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Lafayette Police Department has identified the man killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.

The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Friday on McCarty Lane.

Police say 32-year-old Cory Hood of Lafayette was traveling west on a motorcycle when a car driven by 80-year-old Channing Blickenstaff, of West Lafayette, turned into the oncoming path of the motorcycle.

The car and the motorcycle collided, causing Hood to sustain severe head trauma. Police say Hood was not wearing a helmet.

Hood was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Blickenstaff was not injured in the crash.

Investigators say that at this time, drugs and alcohol are not considered to be a factor.

This traffic crash remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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