Two Killed in Separate Motorcycle Crashes

A motorcycle collides with a train killing the driver.

The accident happened around 6 o’clock Wednesday morning.

The driver, 61-year-old Marvin E. Sheplar of Clio, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say Sheplar tried to beat the three engine 74 car train that was going 40 miles an hour at the Highway 27 crossing in Ozark, near Carroll High School.

Sheplar was a resident of Clio and a Fort Rucker civilian fireman.

Another fatal motorcycle accident claimed the life of a teenager Tuesday night in Geneva County.

State Troopers identify the victim as 15-year-old Devon Lolley of Black.

The wreck happened about 8:45 P.M on County Road 4 about five miles south of Geneva.

Troopers say a car driven by 16-year-old James Jackson of Chancellor was trying to pass another vehicle when it collided with Lolley's motorcycle head-on.

Jackson was also injured in the mishap.


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  • by Linda Location: Spokane,WA. on Feb 28, 2008 at 12:11 AM
    I really can not believe that I just found out about my brother after all this time. It is now the end of of Feb. 2008. That is a damn shame. I`m so hurt with my family. I guess since I`m gone out of site and out of mind. I`m still Marvin`s little sister no matter what happens. Why have you just act like I do not even exist? If you do not even know my number here is my number, so someone could please call me and let me know what happen I`m so much in shock about my brother. Please Call me!!!! (509)-979-2060 Could someone please care enought, at least for my brother. I read your words about your DaD. I had to put my words into this situation,. Here is also my e-mail if you do not even want to talk to me you can e-mail me. I have the right to know what happen.Linda
  • by renea Location: geneva on Oct 20, 2007 at 02:12 PM
    Devon Lolley is my son and was one of the most loving people I know. Thank you to all of the people reached out to us in our darkest days. I know that Devon lives on in Heaven as well as in the hearts of those that knew him. May God richly bless all of you for your kindness.
  • by savannah Location: sheplar on Oct 14, 2007 at 11:16 AM
    i want everyone to know my dad was not trying to out run a train. OPD needs to get their story straight....and quick!! my father was a cautious man. her was a firefighter and EMT for many years. any one who personally knows marvin sheplar knows this story is not true. my dads best friend did a test on the motorcycle and the brakes were completely gone. R.I.P DAD
  • by David T Location: Samson on Oct 10, 2007 at 03:22 PM
    devon lolley used to be a good friend when i heard he was killed i was shocked and devastated. Its just not easy to swallow. I pray for the family and all the hurts and broke hearts.GOD BLESS
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