MO motorcyclist injured in two-vehicle crash in Jefferson Co., I - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

MO motorcyclist injured in two-vehicle crash in Jefferson Co., IL

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A Missouri motorcyclist was injured Friday afternoon in a crash involving another driver in Jefferson County, Illinois.

Preliminary details indicate that Nathan C. Pease, 36, of Kidder, Mo., was traveling south on Interstate 57 at mile post 94 on a motorcycle, while Gerald D. Mullins, 46, of Marion, Ill.,  was merging onto I-57 from Veterans Memorial Drive in a pickup truck.

Mullins apparently failed to yield the right of way to the through lanes of traffic as he merged and struck the side of Pease's motorcycle, causing it to fall onto its side and ejecting the rider.

Pease, who was wearing a helmet, received major injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was later airlifted to another regional hospital. Mullins was not injured.

Two southbound lanes of I-57 were closed for approximately 30 minutes for crash investigation and scene cleanup. The motorcycle was towed from the scene.

Mullins was cited for failure to yield. 

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • This week in music: 1979 Donna Summer

    This week in music: 1979 Donna Summer

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:55:37 GMT

    Let's dip into the music archives and check out the biggest selling records on this date in 1979. The summer of '79 was the summer of disco. 

    Let's dip into the music archives and check out the biggest selling records on this date in 1979. The summer of '79 was the summer of disco. 

  • 5 children injured, 1 driver wanted after collision in McCracken Co., KY

    5 children injured, 1 driver wanted after collision in McCracken Co., KY

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:24:13 GMT
    Deputies said they are searching for one driver after the crash (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)Deputies said they are searching for one driver after the crash (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
    Deputies said they are searching for one driver after the crash (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)Deputies said they are searching for one driver after the crash (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

    A two-vehicle crash on Clarks Road in McCracken County, Kentucky left 5 children injured according to the sheriff's office on June 18. Officials are still searching for one of the drivers involved.

    A two-vehicle crash on Clarks Road in McCracken County, Kentucky left 5 children injured according to the sheriff's office on June 18. Officials are still searching for one of the drivers involved.

  • Missing Carbondale man found safe after leaving on foot

    Missing Carbondale man found safe after leaving on foot

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:01:38 GMT
    Tommy L. Ellis went missing from his home at 900 block of West Burton Street in Carbondale on Monday, June 18. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)Tommy L. Ellis went missing from his home at 900 block of West Burton Street in Carbondale on Monday, June 18. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

    Carbondale Police Department reported that a missing man was found safe as of Tuesday, June 19.

    Carbondale Police Department reported that a missing man was found safe as of Tuesday, June 19.

Powered by Frankly