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A Decatur man is dead after a fatal motorcycle accident in Stonington on Saturday afternoon. On August 22nd, at 4:21 PM, Christian County 9-1-1 received a call for a traffic crash at 1900 East and 2300 North Road in Stonington. Dispatched in the accident was the Stonington Fire Department, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Stonington Police Department.


Upon arrival and investigation, it was noted that the vehicle crash involved a Ford SUV and a Kawasaki Motorcycle. The Ford was traveling Southbound on 1900 East Road. The motorcycle, driven by 80-year-old Larry D. Yochum of Decatur, was traveling westbound on 2300 North Road.  The two vehicles collided and Yochum was pronounced dead on the scene by Christian County Coroner Amy Winans. 


An autopsy was held on Sunday and preliminary results indicate that he died of blunt force injuries. Toxicology results are still pending and the investigation is being handled by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office along with the ISP Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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