A Crown Point died Saturday evening when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a semi.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Regen Smith revealed at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, a 1995 Honda CBR900 motorcycle, driven by Michael Anco, 29 of Crown Point, was on the north bound Kennedy to I-80/94 east bound ramp when he failed to negotiate the curve on the ramp and crossed through the gore area (marked area that separates the ramp from the interstate mainline) at the bottom of the ramp, went into the right lane and struck a semi’s box trailer in the middle right side. Anco was ejected off the motorcycle landing in the right lane where he was run over by the rear tires of the semi’s box trailer.
The motorcycle after striking the trailer went off to the right across two acceleration lanes and came to a final rest on the outer shoulder.
The semi, a 2015 Freightliner pulling a box trailer loaded with refrigerated goods, owned by Global Transportation out of Denver Colorado and driven by Umbetov Arman, 36 of Panama City Beach, Florida came to a stop just east of the motorcycle on the outer shoulder.
Anco was pronounced dead at the scene of massive blunt force trauma by a deputy with the Lake County Coroner’s office. Anco had been wearing a helmet and protective clothing.
Arman was not injured.
The north bound Kennedy to I-80/94 east bound ramp and the two right lanes were closed for reconstruction of the crash, removal of the deceased, towing of the motorcycle and clean-up All lanes were reopened at approximately 9:30 p.m.