Fatal I-57 Motorcycle Accident Involving Collision With Deer

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday (May 2, 2015) involving a motorcycle that hit a deer on Interstate 57 (I-57) in Coles County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 6:00 a.m., about 10 miles north of Mattoon.

The motorcycle hit a deer in the northbound lanes.  The motorcycle was ridden by a man and also carried a female passenger.

The female passenger, identified by the Coles County Coroner as Marla K. McKenzie, 31, of Mattoon, died at the accident scene.

The male motorcyclist was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment of his accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 2, 2015 Journal Gazette & Times-Courier article titled “Woman killed in deer-motorcycle wreck” as well as the May 2 The News-Gazette article titled “Updated:  Female passenger killed in I-57 motorcycle crash.”


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