A 28-year-old Westville man who was injured in a motorcycle/truck crash has died.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Tyler Karuzis was pronounced dead in the Carle Foundation Hospital Critical Care Unit.
Karuzis died from “traumatic head injuries he received during the crash,” according to the coroner. No autopsy will be performed.
A 60-year-old man ran across the northbound lanes of Route 1 at Greenwood Avenue, causing the driver of a pickup truck to slam on the brakes. Karuzis was following the truck, and was forced to swerve. The motorcycle hit the rear of the pickup truck, causing the motorcycle to fall on its side. Karuzis was airlifted to Carle after the crash, according to Illinois State Police.
The driver of the pickup truck was not hurt. The pedestrian was cited for improperly walking in the roadway and failing to cross at a crosswalk.