Authorities name man killed in motorcycle crash

A man was killed in a car-motorcycle collision in Hurricane Friday. The driver of the car was later arrested on charges that included him allegedly driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash. Hurricane, Utah, May 13, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

HURRICANE – The name of a man who died following a vehicle collision Friday was released by authorities Saturday morning.

A man was killed in a car-motorcycle collision in Hurricane Friday. The driver of the car was later arrested on charges that included him allegedly driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash. Hurricane, Utah, May 13, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
A man was killed in a car versus motorcycle collision in Hurricane Friday. The driver of the car was later arrested on charges that included him allegedly driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash. Hurricane, Utah, May 13, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Charles S. Vick, 64, of Hurricane, was identified as the man killed Friday afternoon following a collision between his 2007 Black Suzuki motorcycle and a 1997 Buick LaSabre on 870 West at the intersection of 325 North in Hurricane.

According to a statement from Hurricane City Police, Vick was southbound on 870 West when the LaSabre, driven by 51-year-old Robert J. Lounsbury, of Hurricane, was northbound on the same street. As they came to the intersection of 325 West, Lounsbury made a left turn and collided with Vick and his motorcycle around 3:15 p.m.

Vick was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in critical condition and pronounced dead.

Robert J. Lounsbury, of Hurricane, bookings photo May 13, 1016 | Photo courtesy of Washington County, St. George News
Robert J. Lounsbury, of Hurricane, bookings photo May 13, 21016 | Photo courtesy of Washington County, St. George News

Lounsbury was arrested and charged with automobile homicide, failure to yield and violating an alcohol-restricted driver’s license, police said.

“Our deepest condolences to the victim’s family,” police said in Saturday’s statement.

The crash happened by Hurricane Elementary, though school was out by the time the collision occurred so no one from the school was involved, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

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4 Comments

  • ladybugavenger May 14, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    He wasn’t arrested for Dui. He was arrested for alcohol restricted driver violation. Does that mean his alcohol level was below .08 but above .000? Looks like the failure to yield was the cause of the accident and not alcohol.

  • Jim Dandy May 15, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Good point! Left turns kill and injure a lot of motorcyclists. Far too common. That’s way they make a headlight modulating system that flashes/pulses the headlamp. No excuses for the car driver. Just a shame for everyone. Drivers get complacent. When I ride I figure someone out there wants to kill me today….actually has my number. My job is to identify them before they find me. I scan and analyze as I go. No matter what it’s a sad day.

  • Uncle Lenny May 15, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Was Mr. Vick wearing a helmet and/or protective gear? This information has been posted in other articles about motorcycle accidents.

  • ladybugavenger May 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Homicide charge for failure to yield (unfortunate death, condolences to the family) but a mom leaves a baby in a hot car and it dies and she gets no charges and a $15,000 + fundraiser. No! I won’t ever find peace with that. #fundraiser

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