Two Fatal Motorcycle Accidents In Peoria County

There were two motorcycle accidents in Peoria County over the weekend, from which three people died.

The two accidents are discussed in the June 28, 2015 article titled “Third motorcycle fatality reported in Peoria County this weekend.”

The first motorcycle accident happened on Illinois Route 29 Saturday afternoon, and this accident involved a married couple, William McMurtry, 51, and his wife, Kimberly, 46, of Morton, who were riding on a motorcycle.

In this accident, which happened at approximately 12:55 p.m., a nail in the rear motorcycle tire caused a blowout, and the couple was ejected from the motorcycle.

An excerpt from the article, quoting Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll:

Ingersoll said Kimberly McMurtry was pronounced dead at 1:38 p.m. Saturday at the scene of the crash of multiple blunt injuries to the head and chest. William McMurtry died at 9:52 a.m. Sunday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Ingersoll said.

The second motorcycle accident involved a motorcyclist, Daniel R. Potter, 38, of Princeville, who – for a reason currently unknown – lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.  He died at the accident scene.

Additional details regarding each fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.  The June 28 article (with video) titled “Married Morton Couple Dies after Motorcycle Accident in Peoria Co.


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