Updated: UI student killed in car vs. motorcycle crash
URBANA - A University of Illinois student set to graduate Saturday was killed Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Paul W. Davidson III, 30, of Lemont was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Mr. Davidson was driving a motorcycle west on University Avenue approaching Lincoln at 8:44 p.m Friday when he was hit by a car turning north in front of him from eastbound University onto Lincoln Avenue.
That car, a 2003 Buick, was driven by Mary A. Bridges, 64, of the 900 block of West Wascher in Urbana.
As Bridges was turning, Mr. Davidson tried to stop but was unable to. Witnesses said the car drove over Mr. Davidson, then backed up. He was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Bridges was taken to Presence Covenant Medical Center, where she was treated and released. She was ticketed for failure to yield.
Northrup said no autopsy would be done. His office and the Urbana police continue to investigate the collision.
UI spokeswoman Robin Kaler said Mr. Davidson was supposed to graduate with a degree in architecture.