Lincoln motorcyclist killed in crash at 27th and Cornhusker

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A 29-year-old Lincoln motorcyclist, Erik Calhoun, was killed in a Friday night crash that shut down one of the city’s busiest intersections.

Calhoun was going east on Cornhusker Highway about 10:15 p.m. and collided with a truck that was going south on 27th Street, police say.

The driver of the 2022 Ford F150, 37-year-old Jared Burt of Lincoln, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Witnesses told police that the motorcyclist was speeding and ran a red light.

Bystanders and first responders tried to save his life at the scene. Calhoun was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Officers say when they arrived, the motorcycle was not at the crash site.

Witnesses told officers that a truck drove up to the scene and that people inside picked up the motorcycle, put it in the bed of the truck and drove away.

The truck was later found in a nearby parking lot.

The motorcycle was found, and one of the people in the truck, 25-year-old Taylor Arizola of Lincoln, was arrested and lodged in jail on suspicion of tampering with evidence.

The intersection of 27th and Cornhusker was closed for several hours as police investigated the crash.

Anyone with information, including video evidence, is asked to contact the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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