UPDATE: Police Identify Lincoln Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

By: 10/11 News
By: 10/11 News

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Lincoln Police have identified the Lincoln man who died in a two-motorcycle crash as 24-year-old Petro Denysyuk.

It happened late Sunday afternoon around 4:05 p.m. on South Folsom Street, near Playmakers Bar and Grill.

Officer Katie Flood says Petro and his 25-year-old friend were traveling north on South Folsom when his friend lost control of the motorcycle and both bikes left the roadway.

Petro was pronounced dead at the scene and his friend was transported to the hospital. Police tell 10/11 News that the man had several broken bones and a broken pelvis, but he's expected to survive. Both men were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Police shut down the Folsom Bypass, between Prospector Circle and West South Street, for about five hours so an accident reconstruction team could figure out exactly what caused the crash. They say there is no indication of drugs or alcohol, but say high speed and possible racing could be a factor.

LPD Capt. Danny Reitan told 10/11 News that officers called in the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department after one of the motorcycles went into a nearby creek and was leaking gas.

Capt. Reitan said water contaminated by gas from the crash should be OK after absorbent barriers were put in the creek.


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