[AUG. 8, 2005] A 44-year-old Elkhart man, Jeffrey Ehrich, was
struck and killed at approximately 10:25 p.m. on Sunday evening. He
was traveling on a bicycle in the right-hand lane of Old Route 66
southbound between the Salt Creek bridge and the prison exit.
A vehicle driver, Anthony M. Whitacre, 18, of Lincoln was traveling
with passenger Justin R. Whitacre, 16, of Lincoln in a red and grey
1990 Chevrolet Suburban in the right lane. The Suburban struck the
bicycle, causing the rider to be ejected from the bicycle.
was pronounced dead at the scene by the Logan County coroner's
Logan County Sheriff's Department, Logan County Paramedic
Association and Lincoln Rural Fire Department responded to the
The crash remains under investigation by Illinois State Police.