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January 23, 2009

Man dies in motorcycle accident

A law enforcement officer directs traffic around the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident Friday afternoon in the 1800 block of South State Street in Westville. Capt. Dennis Wood of the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department said Kevin R. Gay, 45, of Westville, was headed northbound just after 1 p.m. when he began to switch lanes. Witnesses indicated a piece of the motorcycle, perhaps the kickstand, came down on the road and began sparking. The driver lost control and hit the curb, forcing him over the handle bars and into a utility pole. Bystanders attempted CPR, but the driver was pronounced dead upon arrival at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center at 1:39 p.m.

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