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Update: Details emerge in deadly motorcycle crash in Urbana

Publish Date: 2023, 07, 11

URBANA, IL – A Champaign man was arrested following the discovery of video evidence from a nearby business near the site of a fatal motorcycle crash involving an Urbana man.

According to the News-Gazette, the 51-year-old suspect was arraigned on Wednesday, July 5th and charged with failure to report a crash involving death.

The incident took place on Friday, June 30, when the man allegedly left the scene after colliding with a motorcycle at North Neil Street and Maple Street at about 5:50 p.m.

Assistant State’s Attorney revealed that a crucial video footage from a Neil Street business was provided to the police last Monday. The footage depicted the involvement of a blue GMC Sierra in the accident.

Investigators located a blue GMC Sierra and it’s driver through license-plate reader technology.

Officials stated that the suspect acknowledged driving his work truck at the time the crash occurred and hearing someone shout for him to stop. Additionally, he admitted to not contacting first responders immediately afterward.

The suspect was booked into jail and subsequently released on $25,000 bond. If he is convicted of leaving the scene of an accident, he could potentially receive penalties ranging from probation to a prison term of four to 15 years.

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