Motorcyclist killed in crash

JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A motorcyclist is dead following a traffic crash in Jackson County.

The motorcycle driver, Cory Gambrell, 55, of Gorham was killed in the crash, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Jackson County deputies say someone called 911 around 7:30 Friday night to report a car versus motorcycle crash.

Deputies, Grand Tower Police, Gorham Fire Department, Jackson County Ambulance, Illinois State Police responded to the crash on Route 3 near the intersection of Town Creek Road.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner.

Crash reconstructionists were called in to figure out what caused the crash.

The crash shut down both lanes of Route 3 for several hours while the crash was investigated. It re-opened to traffic around midnight Saturday morning.

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