TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal Vehicle Crash
DATE & TIME OCCURRED: 09/02/16 @ 12:14 p.m.
ACCIDENT LOCATION: Stadium Blvd/U.S. 63 NB
DRIVER 1: Abilene Gatson
Seatbelt use: Yes
Alcohol/drug use: No
DRIVER 2: Tyler Romaker
Helmet use: Yes
Alcohol/drug use: Unknown/Pending Investigation
The crash occurred as vehicle 2, a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle, was traveling westbound on Stadium Blvd at U.S. 63. Vehicle 1, a 2004 Dodge Dakota, was facing eastbound on Stadium Blvd making a left turn onto U.S. 63 Northbound. Vehicle 1 failed to yield to vehicle 2 causing vehicle 2 to crash into the side of vehicle 1. Driver 2 was transported by EMS to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Driver 2 was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing.