UPDATE: Pants Evidence Allowed in Fatal Biker Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 4/11 at 11:22 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge will allow evidence officers found in the pockets of a man charged in a crash that killed two motorcycle riders from Michigan.

An attorney for Clinton Lovelace asked that items officers seized from his pants pocket after the crash be suppressed. But, a judge in Fond du Lac County denied that motion Wednesday.

The Reporter says defense attorney Mary Wolfe argued officers should have gotten a search warrant before going through Lovelace's pants at the hospital. Investigators say they found syringes and narcotics.

Lovelace is facing 12 felonies after crashing into a group of riders on a Fond du Lac County highway last year. Daniel Winsemius and Douglas Yonkers died as a result of the crash. Eight others were hurt.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 6/1/12 at 6:46 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A second motorcyclist has died in an eastern Wisconsin crash that injured many of the other riders in his group from Michigan.

Fond du Lac County sheriff's officials say 43-year-old Doug Yonkers, of Muskegon, Mich., died at Neenah hospital Thursday. A 25-year-old Hilbert man is accused of crossing the center line on Highway 151 and striking 10 of the 12 motorcyclists who were headed back to Michigan last week.

Fifty-nine-year-old Daniel Lee Winsemius of Twin Lake, Mich., also died in the crash.

The driver of the car, Clinton Lovelace, is facing six charges, including second-degree reckless homicide. WLUK-TV reports Lovelace is due back in court June 15.


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