One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash

By Heartland News

HARRISBURG, IL. (KFVS) - A Raleigh man is dead after his motorcycle hit a tree early Thursday morning.

Saline County sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 1:36 a.m. of a motorcycle crash on northbound Illinois 34, about three miles north of Harrisburg.

Police say that 29-year-old Matthew Howard was driving a 1994 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Illinois 34 when he ran off the road and struck a tree.

Howard and a passenger, 27-year-old Tiffany King of Harrisburg, were taken to the Harrisburg Medical Center where Howard was pronounced dead.

King was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Indiana with major injuries.

The crash is still under investigation by the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

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