Two people were killed Wednesday in DeKalb County when the motorcycle they were on went airborne and then collided with a tractor trailer.
It happened yesterday afternoon around 1:30 when 47 year old Michael Wilson of Auburn, was headed west on County Road 24 near Waterloo near U.S. 6.
Wilson lost control on a curve, left the road, went through a grass field, up an embankment and onto U.S. 6, then went airborne according to police.
The bike was then hit while in mid-air by a semi which was eastbound on US 6.
Wilson and his passenger, 34-year-old Michelle Reser, of Angola were instantly killed. According to police, neither of them was wearing a helmet.
The driver of the semi, 33 year old Bradley Grove of East Liberty was not injured.
A witness told police the motorcycle appeared to be traveling at a very high rate of speed just before the crash.