Arenzville man reportedly killed in motorcycle-deer crash

By Gary Scott on June 24, 2015 at 1:01pm

An Arenzville man has reportedly died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

According to reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, 56-year-old Richard Hendricker was riding a motorcycle on Arenzville Road in Cass County Saturday night when a vehicle headed westbound hit a deer, causing it to bounce and land in the opposite lane of traffic at around 5:30 p.m.

Hendricker, riding a motorcycle, then reportedly hit the deer.

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says Hendricker was flown to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield and was pronounced dead by Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards Tuesday morning.

According to the city paper, the occupants of the vehicle, 52-year-old Kandy Horrer and 77-year-old Ronald Garland, were not injured.

No citations have been issued, according to reports. The accident remains under investigation.