Police identify 21-year-old motorcyclist killed in southwest Lincoln crash

Authorities say a man was cited for his third DUI offense after a crash that killed a motorcyclist in southwest Lincoln Wednesday night. 
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Authorities say a man was cited for his third DUI offense after a crash that killed a motorcyclist in southwest Lincoln Wednesday night.

Lincoln police said 21-year-old Blaine Henderson was taken to the hospital where he later died following a collision with a pickup truck at 10th and High streets, which is just south of Van Dorn.

The pickup truck driver, identified as 27-year-old Samuel Demmers, was cited for third-offense DUI, police said. Authorities say additional charges are possible.

Witnesses say Henderson was heading north and hit the back section of the pick-up that was turning onto High Street. The impact of the crash knocked the back wheel off of the pick-up and sent Henderson airborne for about 75ft.

“I saw the motorcycle going 80 to 100 miles per hour and that guy was going to turn left. I don’t think he realized how fast that motorcycle was going,” says David Little, an eyewitness to the crash.

Other witnesses at the scene performed CPR until Lincoln Fire and Rescue medical crews arrived.

Police said speed and alcohol were both factors in the crash.

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