Suit Filed Against City Of Dayton By Woman Whose Husband Died In Motorcycle Accident

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A lawsuit has been filed in Federal Court against the city of Dayton by a woman whose husband was killed while taking part in a motorcade through Dayton.

Lorelle Tuckier said an officer who was manning an intersection left his post too early, then a car came through and struck her husband on May 26, 2012.

Other defendants are J.C. Byrd, Bruce Spradling and Eric Ewton, Dayton Police officers.

The suit says Terence Eugene Tuckier Jr. was taking part in an event staged by the Defiant Motorcycle Club.

The group stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Dayton, which arranged the motorcade with police, the suit filed by attorney Richard Schulman says.

The fatal collision happened at Highway 27 north and Black Oak Ridge Road.

The suit says, "After the police escort left the intersection, there was no police traffic control presence at that intersection while the balance of the motorcycles in the procession continued through the intersection.

"Toward the end of the motorcycle procession, there was a gap in the procession. A vehicle driven by another citizen proceeded through the intersection attempting to turn onto Black Oak Ridge Road. As the vehicle turned through the intersection, a motorcycle driven by Mr. Tuckier entered the intersection, colliding with the aforementioned vehicle."

The motorcyclist ultimately died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

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