Authorities identified 28-year-old Dakota Boger as the man who lost his life following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night near Palestine.
The authorities actively responded to the area of US Highway 287 about one mile south of Palestine in Anderson County after getting reports of a motorcycle crash at 6:03 p.m. The preliminary reports showed that that the driver of a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading south on US 287 behind a 2018 Ford Escape. The motorcyclist reportedly attempted to illegally pass the Ford by going to the left into the center turn lane.
The reports further revealed that the Ford also moved left into the center turn lane to make a left turn into a driveway. The motorcyclist failed to avoid the Ford due to its speed and hit the back right of the Ford, causing the motorcycle to flip and roll to the right. The motorcyclist, identified as Dakota Boger, from Palestine, was ejected and came to rest in the west ditch along with the motorcycle.
The Ford pulled over on the northbound shoulder. Boger died of his injuries at the scene. The driver of the Ford was treated and released at the scene. No further details are available.
An investigation is ongoing.
July 1, 2022