COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Mattoon man is dead following a motorcycle vs truck crash on US 45 Thursday.
According to Illinois State Police, the crash occurred at approximately 4:55 p.m. at the intersection of US 45 and Coles County 250N.
According to investigating troopers, a Ford F650 tow truck, driven by 51-year-old Wesley A. Doty of Mattoon, was traveling southbound on US 45 and had come to a stop waiting to turn left onto Coles County 250N. At the same time a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, ridden by 69-year-old Michael J. McKenna of Mattoon, was heading north. Doty turned left into the path of the motorcycle causing the motorcycle to strike the passenger side of the truck.
McKenna was airlifted to a local hospital where he died due to his injuries.
Doty was cited by troopers on scene for failure to yield, and driving out of classification.