Motorcyclist Dies Following Collision In Mattoon

A motorcyclist died following a collision with a car on U.S. Route 45 at Interstate 57 in Mattoon on October 27, 2016.

An excerpt from the October 27, 2016 jg-tc.com article titled “Motorcyclist injured in collision on Route 45 at I57“:

The Mattoon Police Department reported that the motorcycle of Juan Vasquez of Effingham was northbound on Route 45 at 7:48 a.m. Thursday when it struck the driver’s side of a car, driven by Emily A. Garriott of Charleston, that was exiting I-57 south and attempting to turn south onto Route 45. The collision took place just north of Lake Land College.

During the collision, Vasquez was ejected.  He was unconscious and not breathing at the accident scene.  He was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the coroner, Vasquez, 40, was declared dead at 4:03 p.m.
Another excerpt from the jg-tc.com article:
An Illinois State Police trooper was called to the scene to perform accident reconstruction and investigation services. The Mattoon Police Department ticketed Garriott for allegedly failing to yield.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Journal Gazette and Times-Courier article mentioned above, as well as the October 28 wandtv.com article titled “Coroner identifies man involved in fatal motorcycle crash near Mattoon.”

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