Motorcyclist remains in hospital following crash


A Champaign County resident remained in serious condition Tuesday morning more than two weeks after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash.

According to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Gregory L. Hoffman, 59, was flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, on May 24 following a crash that occurred at 3:40 p.m.

An investigation revealed that Hoffman was operating a 2005 Harley Davidson traveling northbound on North U.S. Route 68 when he stopped to turn left onto state Route 296.

A white 2003 Ford pickup truck driven by Janie Summers, of Bellefontaine, stopped behind Hoffman. A blue 2008 Honda Civic driven by Adam Schwarz, 21, of Springfield, was northbound on North Route 68.

Schwarz veered left into the southbound lane of traffic and cut back into the northbound lane after passing the truck, striking Hoffman’s motorcycle and taking both vehicles off the right side of the roadway just north of the intersection.

The Urbana Fire Division responded and transported Hoffman to Grimes Field before he was transported via CareFlight to the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.