Two killed after being thrown off motorcycle on I-74

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 74 late Sunday night.

Troopers with Indiana State Police were dispatched to the accident near the 96 mile marker just before midnight. Preliminary investigation revealed two motorcyclists were traveling at a high rate of speed when one of the motorcyclists lost control and crashed.

The driver and his female passenger were thrown from the bike and ran over by several other motorists. Police said the motorists that struck the victims stopped at the scene and spoke with investigators.

The deceased individuals were identified as Devon Criswell, 41, and Jacquelynn Lewis, 23. Authorities said they were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

Police said the second motorcyclist did not stop at the scene and was believed to have exited I-74 at Post Road. Investigators wish to speak with the driver. If anyone has information, please contact police at 317-899-8577.