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Motorcyclist dies in early-morning Hendricks County accident

Cycle and pickup collide on Jeff Gordon Boulevard
Posted: 11:09 AM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 12:26:00-04
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PITTSBORO—An Indianapolis man driving without a license faces charges in a Monday morning accident that left a Hendricks County motorcyclist dead.

Pittsboro Police Chief Scott King says 35-year-old Joseph Strong of nearby Lizton was southbound on Jeff Gordon Boulevard, near I-74, when his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck which was heading north, at Commerce Way. Police responded to the accident just before 6:30 a.m. Strong died at the scene.

King identified the driver of the pickup as 43-year-old Ramon Rutiaga of Indianapolis. He was cited for Failure to Yield when making a left turn and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a Driver's License.