Fatal Crash Leads to a Standoff


Lincoln, IL - A man who survived a Logan County crash has died. The crash happened Friday night on Old Route 121. Police said Michael Foster, 65, was heading south when he turned in front of a motorcycle that had two passengers. The operator of the motorcycle was not able to stop in time and crashed into Foster's truck. A 43 year old man who was riding the motorcycle died at the scene, and a 40 year old woman was taken to the hospital. 

The Logan County coroner pronounced Foster dead Saturday afternoon in his home on Portland place in Lincoln but would not confirm the cause of death. Neighbors said there was a standoff that morning and Illinois State Police confirmed they were called out to stop a barricaded and suicidal subject Saturday morning. Several homes were evacuated as Illinois State Police, SWAT, crisis negotiators, forensics, and investigations tried to get the person out of the home.  

When SWAT gained access to the home they found the resident dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound. Neighbors were shocked by the turn of events, "It's a nice small community this neighborhood is real nice my husband and I have lived here over 20 years and have never seen anything like this here," says Diane Harris.

The death appears to be caused by a self inflicted gunshot. The subject was involved with the vehicle crash on Friday.

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