I-57 Motorcycle Collision Near Rantoul

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (August 28, 2015) on Interstate 57 near Rantoul.

The accident happened near mile marker 241.5, north of Champaign, as traffic had slowed due to a previous accident.  At 2:42 p.m., a motorcyclist, with passenger, “rear-ended” a Subaru SUV.

The motorcyclist, Ronald B. Brown, 62, of Portage, Indiana, and the passenger, Joyce Brown, 63, also of Portage, were both “thrown”over the top of the motorcycle.

Both Ronald Brown and Joyce Brown were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.  They were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the August 29, 2015 The News-Gazette article titled “2 hurt in motorcycle-SUV accident“:

Ronald Brown was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in The News-Gazette article mentioned above, as well as the August 29, 2015 Rantoul Press article titled “Motorcycle hits SUV slowing down due to Rantoul wreck.”


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