UPDATE: Identities released of two people killed in Lawrence motorcycle crash

Picture from scene on September 19, 2018

LAWRENCE, Ind. – Two people are dead after a motorcycle crash in Lawrence.

A Hancock County deputy saw the motorcycle, a 2002 Suzuki, fail to signal a turn at the intersection of 42nd Street.

The motorcycle continued westbound on 42nd Street at a high rate of speed.

The deputy attempted to catch up to the bike, however, he was unable to close the distance.

The deputy activated his emergency light in attempts signal the motorcycle to stop, but it continued without stopping.

As the motorcycle approached the roundabout near the intersection of 46th Street and German Church Road, the operator failed to follow the traffic lanes and went straight into the center of the roundabout. The bike crashed at the intersection.

A passenger on the motorcycle, 27-year-old Jamie Short, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The operator, 24-year-old Jeremy Conger, died from his injuries at a local hospital.

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