UPDATE: Champaign motorcyclist dies after crash on Anthony Drive

UPDATE: Champaign motorcyclist dies after crash on Anthony Drive

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man died early Friday from injuries he sustained when his motorcycle ran into a car in northwest Champaign.

Champaign police Lt. Bruce Ramseyer said the accident happened at 7:07 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of West Anthony Drive.

Adam Machado, 47, was westbound on Anthony when he hit the side of a car driven by Juan M. Diego, 20, of Urbana as Diego was making a left turn out of the Rural King parking lot to head east on Anthony.

Ramseyer said witnesses told police that Mr. Machado, who listed an address on Hedge Road, was driving fast when he collided with Diego’s car.

Mr. Machado was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained multiple traumatic injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Mr. Machado died about 12:30 a.m. Friday at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Ramseyer said officers said there was no indication that either driver was impaired.

Diego was issued a ticket for failure to yield while exiting a private drive.

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