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By Mike DuPre'
Gazette Staff

A young man and a young woman's paths crossed Thursday morning.

Tragically.

It was the end of the road for Amy M. Hockmuth and Kyle S. Eckelberg, both of Janesville.

Eckelberg was riding his Honda sport motorcycle south on Highway 11. He was flying.

Hockmuth was sitting high in her full-size GMC pickup truck at Hanover Road.

Maybe she didn't see the motorcycle. Maybe she was in a hurry. Maybe she gambled.

Hockmuth pulled out to cross Highway 11. Eckelberg's motorcycle slammed into the driver's side door of the pickup.

The force was so intense that .Eckelberg and his bike wound up in the truck cabin with Hockmuth. The impact tipped the large pickup onto its passenger side.

Janesville firefighters had to extricate both victims and the motorcycle from the truck.

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The driver of this truck and the driver of the motorcycle were both killed in this accident Thursday morning at Highway 11 and Hanover Road.
Bill Olmsted/Gazette Staff

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"Going through a truck is definitely more energy than 55 miles per hour," said Sgt. David Vierck of the Rock County Sheriff's Department.

Speed was a definite factor in the accident, said Vierck, who directed the investigation at the accident scene.

No evidence of alcohol or drug use was found at the scene, he added

Hockmuth was traveling east, apparently on her way home to 105½ S. Academy St. from her boyfriend's house. She had a young daughter, the sheriff's department reported.

Hockmuth was 23.

Eckelberg lived with his parents-Kenny and Debbie Eckelberg, 3033 W. Avalon Road.

He was 20.

The accident occurred at 11:07 a.m. in Rock Township.

Hockmuth failed to yield the right of way from a stop sign. Eckelberg was speeding.

Both had poor driving records.

Hockmuth's court record showed eight traffic tickets, including two convictions for driving on a suspended license and an open case for driving on a revoked license.

Eckelberg's court record showed six traffic tickets, most for speeding. His most recent ticket was for driving 48 mph over the limit on May 16.
 

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jesus.. How fast do you have to be going to tip a full size pick up over????
 

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Jake said:
Both had poor driving records. Hockmuth's court record showed eight traffic tickets, including two convictions for driving on a suspended license and an open case for driving on a revoked license. Eckelberg's court record showed six traffic tickets, most for speeding. His most recent ticket was for driving 48 mph over the limit on May 16.[/QUOTE] it seems both had a hard time following traffic laws.... but damn, at 23 years old.. 8 tickets with 2 convictions of driving on a suspended and a open case for driving on a revoked??? i would have to guess that she was driving on a revoked AGAIN at the time of this accident too...
 

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FloridaMike said:
it seems both had a hard time following traffic laws.... but damn, at 23 years old.. 8 tickets with 2 convictions of driving on a suspended and a open case for driving on a revoked??? i would have to guess that she was driving on a revoked AGAIN at the time of this accident too...
Man looks like the dmv had her ass revoked for a reason, im picturing the female version of stevie wonder, driving down the highway. Maybe worse though, a quadrapalegic stevie wonder. Thats the only way i can imagine getting myself in that much trouble
 

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They should make penalties for driving with a revoked/suspended license Much harsher, for this exact reason.. Sounds like NEITHER of them had the maturity to be on the road.. Catch you driving with a revoked license, should be jail time...
 

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They should make penalties for driving with a revoked/suspended license Much harsher, for this exact reason.. Sounds like NEITHER of them had the maturity to be on the road.. Catch you driving with a revoked license, should be jail time...
in most places driving on a suspended license is a criminal offense.. in florida, its only a criminal offense if you have knowledge that its suspended... Most cases (in florida), instead of going to jail, the person is given a criminal citation and released on scene with a court date.
 

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I knew them both. In fact her mom rides aorund on harleys all the time. It is an unfortunate event. The worst part, that morning he went in and plead not guilty to a 48 over ticket. The stretch of road is a brand new road that just was not designed with very good sight lines. I go thorugh there all the time.
 

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Who says hondas dont have horsepower? Sorry to hear that. RIP
 

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too much speed and not enough reaction time kills a fellow. Sounds like the 20 year old guy was on borrowed time for frequent speeding and time was up.
 
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