Mattoon Man Killed When Car Strikes His Bicycle


Published on September 12 2017 1:54 pm
Last Updated on September 12 2017 1:54 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A car struck a bicycle in Coles County Monday night, resulting in the death of the bicycle rider.

Dead is 57-year-old Benjamin Wallace of Mattoon. Wallace's bicycle was struck by a vehicle driven by Dyke Barkley of Paris. 

Wallace was struck by Barkley's vehicle at 7:15pm as he was traveling on Persimmon Road at the intersection with Illinois Route 16 and apparently failed to stop at the intersection. State police say the bicycle had no lights and Wallace was wearing dark clothing.

No citations were issued.