Metro-east man killed after crashing his motorcycle

News-DemocratJuly 21, 2013 

A metro-east man was killed in a motorcycle crash early Sunday near Staunton.

Brad P. Yotter, 30, of 929 Circle Drive in Bethalto, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck by Madison County Coroner's Supervisory Investigator Deborah B. Von Nida at 4:23 a.m.

The crash happened around 3:40 a.m. on Renken Road at Lakewood Road near Staunton. According to the initial investigation, Yotter was driving a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Renken Road when he left the road and crashed.

Yotter was not wearing a helmet and sustained fatal head injuries. Routine alcohol and drug testing are being performed.

The Madison County Coroner's Office and the Madison County Sheriff's Department continue their investigation into the single-vehicle wreck.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.

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