DATE: September 5, 2019
TIME: 8:50 PM
LOCATION: Intersection of Skyline Boulevard and SW 37th Street
ASSIGNED THI: Officer Danny Gray
VEHICLE 1: Red 2003 Honda Ruckus motorcycle
DRIVER 1: Matthew Christopher Girard, W/M, 05/09/1971
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Girard died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
VEHICLE 2: Gold 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan
DRIVER 2: Sarah Ann Conley, W/F
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Sarah Conley was not injured in the crash.
VEHICLE 2 PASSENGER 1: Juvenile, W/F
VEHICLE 2 PASSENGER 1 INJURIES: Allie Conley was not injured in the crash.
VEHICLE 2 PASSENGER 2: Juvenile
VEHICLE 2 PASSENGER 2 INJURIES: Juvenile was not injured in the crash.
Vehicle 1 was traveling north on Skyline Blvd and upon reaching the intersection with SW 37th St, moved into the center median turn lane to turn left onto SW 37th St. Vehicle 2 was traveling south on Skyline Blvd in the inside lane approaching the intersection with SW 37th St. As Vehicle 2 passed south through the intersection, Vehicle 1 suddenly turned left across the path of Vehicle 2. The left front portion of Vehicle 2 collided with the front right side of Vehicle 1. The collision ejected the driver of Vehicle 1 who came to rest in the center median crossover approximately 30 feet south of the area of impact. A portion of Vehicle 1 came to final rest approximately 15 feet south of the area of impact. After the collision, Vehicle 2 continued south, crossed into the outside lane, and came to a controlled stop approximately 160 feet south of the area of impact.
The driver of Vehicle 1 died on-scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of Vehicle 1 was wearing a helmet (Non-DOT). The driver and passengers of Vehicle 2 were not injured.
THI Ofc D. Gray and DRE’s Sgt H. Causer and Officer R. Martini responded. CCPD Forensic Technician C. Potts and Victims Advocate C. Seymour also responded.
Alcohol/drugs ARE AN UKNOWN factor in the traffic crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.
***There are 12 traffic fatalities and 18 MCI usages in our city in 2019. (There is 1 fatality that is ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.)2019= 12 Traffic Fatalities, 3 DUI related (18 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled deaths)2018= 8 Traffic Fatalities, 3 DUI related (30 MCI usages)(this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)2017= 17 Traffic fatalities, 8 DUI related (46 MCI usages)2016= 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (35 MCI usages) 2015= 13 Traffic fatalities, 9 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)2014= 10 Traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related (40 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled death)2013= 19 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)2012= 10 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (21 MCI usages)
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