According to news paper reports, on July 7, 2010, a vehicle driven by Erick Jerome Curry allegedly crossed the center line of Barron Lake Road and stuck two motorcyclists, killing both of them. Police identified one of the motorcyclists as Carl William Tarrant, the other was not identified at this time. It is not clear, based upon reports presently available, what caused Mr. Curry’s vehicle to cross the center line. Police do not suspect alcohol was involved in the deadly crash.
While there is much speculation as to the cause of the crash, one commentator, who claims to be related to Mr. Curry, at the WNDU.com site claimed there was no distraction related to the crash. It is certainly possible this could be the case, but until the police complete their investigation no one can know for certain. It is certainly difficult to understand how this crash happened, given it was during the day and the driver of the car crossed the center line. Hopefully a completed investigation will shed more light on the situation.
If you have any knowledge or information concerning this crash, please contact the Cass County Sheriff’s office at (269) 445-8644.