The woman who died this weekend in a motorbike accident on the US 31 bypass has been recognized by police.
A single, major motorcycle accident occurred in the northbound lanes between the Brick Road exit and the Adams Road overpass just before 2:10 on Saturday. Police were sent to the scene.
She was recognized by the South Bend Police Department as Bobbie Jo Yocum, 51, of Defiance, Ohio, on Sunday. Bobbie was survived by her loving Chris Yocum and her daughter.
A half-mile south of the initial collision, a two-vehicle crash happened as traffic started to back up. In the second accident, there were injuries, but none, according to the authorities, looked to be life-threatening.
Both inquiries are still open.
Due to the crashes, a section of the bypass was temporarily closed
Friends and loved ones have paid tributes to Bobbie Jo Yocum across social media platforms.
Chris Shady Heck a Facebook user wrote, “Yesterday we lost one of own- her laughter, her love for all of us and a love for life. Our lives are turned upside down. Please pray for Chris Yocum and her daughter as they have to deal with this. Bobbie Jo Yocum, we love you and miss you. Please make every day matter because we are not promised the next moment.”
Kadie Eloph said, “I don’t have to words for the hurt I’m feeling. I couldn’t have gotten through losing my mom and moving without you for the past 6 months. You have been my rock. I miss you so much. RIP Bobbie Jo Yocum Please hug my momma for me. I can’t believe this is real.”
Bobbie attended Wayne Trace High School, she went to International Business College. She Studied at Paulding Police Academy. Click to read her full profile