Officials have released the identity of a 61-year-old Troy man who was killed in a crash Thursday morning while riding his moped on Troy-O’Fallon Road in Troy.
Thomas J. Layden was on a red Honda moped waiting to turn left onto Country Lane from Troy-O’Fallon Road around 9:20 a.m. when Elizabeth N. McClure, 22, was driving south in a car. The Chester woman crashed into him from behind, according to Troy police.
Layden was taken to Anderson Hospital and died from a fractured neck about 40 minutes after the accident, Madison County Coroner Steven Nonn said.
The crash was still under investigation by the Troy Police Department, Chief Brad Parsons said on Friday.
“Any charges will be pending the outcome of the toxicology (results) on the driver and the response from the metro crash team,” he said. “They are going to be pulling the black box from the car. And we, of course, have her cell phone — so we are going to evaluate that.”
Parsons on Thursday said an initial investigation indicated McClure did not brake before colliding with the moped.