Terre Haute police identify motorcyclist killed in crash

Mar. 28—Terre Haute police have released the identity of the motorcyclist killed in a car-cycle collision about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 5500 block of Wabash Avenue (U.S. 40), near Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Dead is Mason Carter, 20, of Terre Haute.

THPD said its officers arrived to find city firefighters performing CPR on one of the people involved in the crash.

The fire department took that person, Carter, to a local hospital via ambulance as medics continued treatment. Carter, however, died of his injuries.

Car driver Peter Richards, 21, Terre Haute, said he was eastbound on Wabash Avenue and preparing to turn left onto Rose-Hulman Institute Road, according to a crash report.

He said he had a flashing yellow light at the intersection and saw the vehicle in front of him turn left onto Rose-Hulman. He said he looked down the road and did not see any oncoming traffic.

As the car began its turn, Carter's Honda Shadow motorcycle — westbound on Wabash — struck the front of the car. Carter was ejected from the motorcycle.

Statements, including that of a motorcyclist riding with Carter, indicated Carter was driving about 60 mph. The speed limit in that area is 30 mph.

The multi-agency Vigo County Crash Investigation Team responded and assisted with the investigation. THPD said there were no infractions or charges as of Thursday afternoon.