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Witness: Road rage incident triggered Lawrenceburg attack

Police identify suspect but won't release name
Motorcycle rider search Lawrenceburg
Posted at 5:30 PM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 08:11:54-04

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Police are searching for a motorcyclist who hit a man multiple times at a red light, causing him to lose consciousness and crash.

Lawrenceburg police identified the suspect but did not release his name, according to a Facebook post.

Video provided by the Greendale Police Department focuses on a motorcyclist and a black Mercedes convertible Sunday evening in Lawrenceburg. It shows the two drivers arriving at a red light at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Hollywood Blvd.

The rider hops off his bike and then hits the driver of the Mercedes six times.

The man then gets back on his bike and rides away when the light changes. Lawrenceburg police said the driver was battered and lost consciousness, continuing eastbound on U.S. 50 and hitting a truck about a quarter-mile away from the intersection. The driver of the Mercedes was taken to St. Elizabeth Dearborn and released Sunday night.

Witnesses said the motorcyclist changed lanes several miles away and nearly hit the driver of the Mercedes. That witness said the two then were involved in a road rage incident.

In a press release, police said the Mercedes driver told them the man who hit him was about 40 years old. He had a mustache, was around 6-foot-1 and weighed about 230 pounds. A woman was also riding on the motorcycle in a red helmet.

Police did not say what might have led to the incident.

Investigators said the other motorcycle riders seen in the video were not familiar with the suspect and they did not have any involvement in this incident.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the Lawrenceburg Police Department at 812-537-2284.

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