A tractor-trailer driven by a Wisconsin man Tuesday struck and killed two people who were on a motorcycle on a Kentucky highway. The motorcycle had stopped because of an accident in front of it.
James M. Hoerman, 60, of Antigo, Wis., was driving on Interstate 24 near Paducah, Ky., when the accident happened, according to The Herald-Sun of Durham, N.C.
Jessica Caroe, 27, who was studying for an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and her fiance, Robert Storrs, 30, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Their Honda Shadow motorcycle had stopped on Interstate 24 because of a traffic backup due to an accident that had taken place a bridge over the Ohio River.
According to The Herald-Sun, Hoerman didn’t slow down for the traffic. His truck clipped off the mirror on another truck, and then it hit the Honda motorcycle that Caroe and Storrs were on. They were thrown from the bike.
Hoerman then crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was driven by Jeremy Wuels, 31, of Carlisle, Ill., The Herald-Sun reported.
Hoerman and Wuels were taken to a local hospital, but their injuries weren’t critical.
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