The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 7, 2012

Edgar County resident dies in crash


WESTVILLE — An Edgar County man was officially identified Monday as the victim killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup issued a release Monday morning naming the crash victim as 63-year-old Larry Taylor of Chrisman. Taylor was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m. Friday in the emergency department of Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

An autopsy was expected to be conducted on Monday, according to Northrup’s release.

Westville Police Chief David Booe said Monday the accident took place between 9:30-10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of South State Street and Virginia Avenue in Westville. Taylor was driving a motorcycle that collided with a vehicle turning at the intersection.

Booe said the driver of the car was not injured in the accident. The accident, he said, remains under investigation.