Saturday proved a dangerous day for motorcyclists in Lincoln. One motorcyclist was killed and two others were severely injured in two separate collisions.

Logan Langner, 27, of Lincoln died trying to avoid colliding with a car at an intersection Saturday evening.

According to information from the Lincoln Police Department, the collision involving Langner occurred at the intersection of South 27th Street and Old Cheney Road shortly after 9 p.m.

Langner was traveling north on 27th Street when an oncoming, southbound Toyota Camry began to make a left turn. The Camry’s driver saw the motorcycle and stopped.

Likewise, Langner apparently saw the Camry, because he laid down the motorcycle, Lincoln police reported. His body continued forward and struck the car.

The other collision occurred about 5:30 p.m., when a motorcycle carrying two people went through a red traffic signal and collided with a car, according to Lincoln police.

The 26-year-old woman on the back of the bike was critically injured. The 34-year-old man driving the bike suffered significant injuries. Their motorcycle collided with a Dodge Charger at the intersection of 16th and K Streets. Their names were not immediately available.

All three motorcyclists were wearing Department of Transportation-approved helmets.

Both crashes remain under investigation, and no citations had been reported as of Sunday.

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