Motorcyclist dies in I-74 crash

Motorcyclist dies in I-74 crash

URBANA — A motorcyclist died in a crash shortly after noon Saturday on Interstate 74 in Urbana.

According to state police, the motorcyclist, whom state police did not identify, entered I-74 eastbound without enough clearance in front of a van driven by James Hartman, 66, of Savoy.

Hartman braked but was unable to avoid hitting the motorcylist.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. State police say he was not wearing a helmet.

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jdmac44 wrote on September 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm

There are a lot of drivers in need of remedial driving instructions in Illinois. More often than not I see drivers entering the highway expecting those in traffic to make way for them, when it's the responsibility of the person entering traffic to merge safely. Unfortunately this person won't have another chance.

Sid Saltfork wrote on September 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

My wife, and I were in the westbound lane when the man was being covered up until the cornerer arrived. 

The man is dead.  Sympathy to his family.  Why not leave it at that?  No sense pontificating on his error in judgement which led to his death.