Paul James Walker

Paul James Walker

A Shelbyville man died Thursday when the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a car at the intersection of County Road 1950E and Route 16, where the BP gas station is located, according to authorities.

The funeral for Paul James Walker, 41, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shelbyville, according to his obituary. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Walker of Shelbyville; son, Ty Walker of Shelbyville; and daughter, Ellenor “Elle” Walker of Shelbyville. Read the full obituary on page A3.

Illinois State Police District 10 units were dispatched to the crash shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday, along with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelbyville Fire Department.

The crash involved a 2000 Buick LeSabre and a Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Walker, according to Illinois State Police. The driver of the Buick was Dustin W Haun, 28, of Shelbyville. There were no passengers.

According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the Buick was stopped at the stop sign on northbound Shelby CR 1945E at Route 16, preparing to turn west onto Route 16. THe motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Route 16.

The Buick failed to yield the right of way and pulled into the intersection in order to turn west onto Route 16, police said. The motorcycle struck the Buick in the eastbound lanes.

Walker died due to injuries sustained as a result of the crash, police said.

Haun was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. Seatbelts were worn.

Haun was cited for failing to yield or stop at an intersection, police said.

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