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Lincoln police ID motorcyclist killed in Rosa Parks Way crash

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Police have identified the motorcyclist killed Wednesday in a crash on Rosa Parks Way as 53-year-old Arthur Schmidt of Lincoln. 

In a news release, Lincoln Police Capt. Todd Kocian said the investigation determined that Schmidt was heading east approaching Ninth Street shortly after 1 p.m. when his Ducati motorcycle struck the north side barrier wall. 

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He said the impact threw Schmidt from his motorcycle and over the wall to the ground below. 

Schmidt died at the scene, Kocian said 

Another motorcyclist died in a similar crash on Rosa Parks Way in June 2014, when a 19-year-old hit the barrier and flew over the wall, falling into a gravel parking lot below. 

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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