Matthew J. Bortz, 28, was killed when his motorcycle crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. Bortz veered into the opposite lane while trying to pass two vehicles in a no-passing zone and failed to calculate the timing correctly and did not allow enough clearance for the oncoming tractor-trailer.
“After the collision about 200 feet, the rig veered off the road, sheered a Met-Ed pole and then jackknifed in a field. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Peter P. Polletta, 41, of Springfield, Mo., was not injured.” D. Seth Fuoti, 21, died after his car crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer. The rig was stopped in traffic when Fuoti’s car crashed into the back of it and became trapped under the truck. Fuoti died of multiple injuries, officials in the coroner’s office said. His death also was ruled accidental.