ARTHUR — An Arthur woman who was riding a bicycle died in a crash late Monday afternoon in rural Arthur.
According to a state police report, Ella M. Yoder, 33, of Arthur, was riding a bicycle east in a paved buggy lane on Illinois 133 at Douglas County Road 200 E, about a mile and a half east of Arthur.
As Ms. Yoder was preparing to cross Illinois 133 and make a left turn at 4:45 p.m., she turned into the path of an eastbound 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Kodi D. Kauffman, 19, of Arthur, according to the report.
Police said the pickup truck was unable to stop and struck the bicyclist. Ms. Yoder was pronounced dead at the scene by the Douglas County coroner.
No injuries were reported to police by Kauffman or a passenger, Wilma F. Kauffman, 52, of Cadwell, police said.