Fatal Jackson County Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon (Jun 8, 2017) in Jackson County, Illinois.   The crash occurred in Vergennes.

According to information provided by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 1:07 p.m., and involved a collision between a box truck and motorcycle.

An excerpt regarding the fatal collision, from thesouthern.com article of June 8, 2017 titled “Sparta man killed in two-vehicle crash“:

Lindle Pickering, 76, of Sparta was driving a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Illinois 4 when a 2014 Isuzu box truck traveling eastbound turned left onto Mudline Road, in front of the motorcycle. Pickering was ejected from the motorcycle, suffering life-threatening injuries. Civilians at the scene performed CPR on Pickering, until paramedics arrived and transported him to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The driver of the truck, identified as Christopher Robinson, 37, of Hartford, was cited for failure to yield while turning left.
The accident reconstruction and crash investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above as well as the wsiltv.com article of June 8 titled “1 killed in crash involving motorcycle.”


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