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Man dies after high-speed motorcycle crash in Elkhart

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A Elkhart man is dead after being thrown from his motorcycle during a crash Sunday.

The accident happened Sunday night around 7:45pm on County Rd. 6 in Elkhart near County Rd. 13. Police say an officer noticed a red motorcycle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed, clocking its speed at 97 mph in a 45 mph zone. Shortly after the officer started to pursue the motorcycle, he found it had collided into the back of a car.

The driver of the motorcycle was thrown off his vehicle, and was taken to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. Police say he died around 8:00pm Monday night. He has been identified as Michael Nunez, 33. The driver of the car was uninjured.

Police say speed was a factor in the crash, but that alcohol is also being looked into as a factor.

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