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Father Killed in Madisonville Motorcycle Crash

A 32-year-old father died in a Madisonville motorcycle crash after a driver made an illegal U-turn.

About the Fatal Accident 

WLWT News is reporting that investigators have said Nathan Cotton’s motorcycle crashed at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening after the driver of a Dodge Charger made an illegal U-turn and cut off the motorcyclist on Madison Road near the intersection of Red Bank Road.

Cotton was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, police said.

Cotton’s father-in-law, Carlos Jordan, said he is devastated by Cotton’s death.

“It’s been a hard year for my family. I just buried my daughter last week, now my son-in-law this week. Just back-to-back tragedies. I just don’t know what to do,” Jordan said.

Police have stated that the woman driving the car could face vehicular homicide charges, but so far, she has not been charged.

The motorcycle accident remains under investigation at this time.

Motorcycle Crash Statistics 

According to data from the Insurance Information Institute, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, 4,586 people died in motorcycle crashes, down 2.3 percent from 4,692 in 2013.
  • In 2014, 39 percent of those motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets, down from 41 percent in 2013.
  • In 2014, 92,000 motorcyclists were injured, up 4.5 percent from 88,000 in 2013, almost as many as the 93,000 injured in 2012.

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