Shelby County Man Killed in Crash in Decatur


Published on July 13 2012 11:37 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Shelby County man was killed in a crash in Decatur Thursday morning.

Dead is 58-year-old Kent B. Smith of Lakewood, north and west of Cowden.

Macon County Coroner Michael Day Friday said Smith's motorcycle was struck by a semi just after 11am Thursday.  Day said the cycle was struck or passed over by the truck along North Brush College Road near an industrial truck entrance.  He said Smith was northbound when during "some type of turnabout maneuver, the semi struck or passed over both the motorcycle and its operator."

Day pronounced Smith dead at the scene at 12:40pm.  An inquest into the death is pending.

The truck driver, a Fairview Heights resident, was not injured in the incident.

Decatur police and Illinois State Police are assisting in an investigation into the death.