Fatal Motorcycle-Pickup Truck Collision In Decatur, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle collision Monday afternoon (April 24, 2017) in Decatur.  As a result of the accident, the motorcyclist suffered a traumatic brain injury.

According to the Decatur Police Department, the motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle colliding with a pickup truck.  At the time of the collision, the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Water Street, crossing Eldorado Street, while the pickup truck was eastbound on Eldorado Street crossing Water Street.  The collision happened at approximately 1:40 p.m.

The motorcyclist was identified by the Macon County Coroner identified as Dominick A. Caputo, 68.

An excerpt regarding the crash’s accident injuries, as seen in the April 24, 2017 wandtv.com article (with video) titled “Decatur motorcycle crash identified“:

Caputo who was operating the motorcycle sustained severe injuries and later died at a local hospital.  The preliminary cause of death was severe closed head injury and massive internal torso trauma. The driver and passenger of the truck were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

The fault of the motorcycle accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

The fatal motorcycle-truck collision remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wandtv.com article mentioned above as well as the April 24 herald-review.com article titled “Victim identified in fatal motorcycle crash.”


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