This crash was on Friday, July 25, 2014. It was in Saline County, Illinois, on State Route 13.
Lance P. Avery is the motorcycle rider who was killed. He lived in Creal Springs and was 60.
Police think the cause of the crash was that Avery, who was in front of Kim. H. Fowler (68 and from Harrisburg) maneuvered to the left lane at the same time Fowler was moving to the left lane. Avery was also slowing down at the same time.
Avery died at the scene.
This is a tough one in terms of negligence. Fowler could certainly argue she was not at fault because she had no way of knowing that Avery would change lanes at the same time and slow down. It depends on speed and other factors we can’t analyze yet.
http://www.dailyregister.com/article/20140728/NEWS/140729399/-1/sports (no video posted)