Tyler Blackard Cited for Auto-Motorcycle Crash in Livingston County

An auto-motorcycle accident killed a man in Livingston County, Illinois, on Saturday, June 27th. The Illinois State Police reported that 20-year-old Tyler D. Blackard started the chain of events that led to the collision.

Facts from the accident report showed that the motorcycle driven by a 77-year-old Dwight man collided with a Jeep. The motorcyclist was heading south on US Route 66, and at the same time, Blackard was driving a white Jeep westbound on E. 1830 N. Road.

The younger man failed to stop at the intersection where the two roads meet, and the Jeep collided with the motorcycle. The collision’s impact ejected the motorcyclist from the bike, and he died at the scene from injuries sustained. Blackard and his 15-year-old passenger did not appear to suffer any wound.

The ISP issued the suspect citations for failure to yield at a stopped intersection and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash. The collision led to the closure of the affected roadway for about four hours, while the investigators conducted their preliminary investigation and cleared the scene.

Failure to yield and disobedience to stop signs or traffic lights at intersections are leading causes of traffic collisions in Illinois and the United States. Traffic authorities advise road users to desist from disobeying rules and regulations put in place for their safety. Additionally, drivers and motorcyclists should maintain the legal speed limit, maintain their lane, and yield the right of way when necessary.

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