Fatal motorcycle crash in Illinois kills the rider
Last updated Monday, April 3rd, 2023
A tragic motorcycle crash in Illinois in Decatur killed the rider on Thursday, March 30.
The unfortunate crash happened when both vehicles were approaching Martin Luther King.
At the intersection of Martin Luther King and Eldorado St., an eastbound Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into a westbound Chevy Equinox passenger side when the traffic light had just turned red.
Local police identified the Chevy driver as an Mt. Zion man of 62, while the Harley rider was confirmed as 52 year old Kevin Webb of Decatur. The rider sustained severe injuries in the crash and went to a local hospital, where he died. The Chevy driver escaped unhurt.
As of the time of the accident, the motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet, and his license did not have a motorcycle classification. In addition, the police confirmed that the Chevy driver was not under the influence. It is not yet clear whether the rider was impaired.
In response to the crash, the Fatal Accident Investigation Team was dispatched to the scene and is investigating the crash.
We offer our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends for their grief and sorrow.
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This motorcycle crash in Illinois ends badly
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