1 killed, 1 injured after truck collides with motorcycle in Perry County, Ill.

1 killed, 1 injured after truck collides with motorcycle in Perry County, Ill.
(Source: KFVS)

PERRY COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - One person has died after a pickup truck struck a motorcycle in Perry County, Illinois on Saturday afternoon, September 21.

The crash happened on Illinois Route 127 at Matthews Road around 4 p.m.

A preliminary investigation by Illinois State Police shows a Ford Ranger pickup truck was northbound on Route 127, just north of the intersection of Matthews Road.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was southbound.

The pickup passed another northbound vehicle in a no-passing zone on a curve and struck the motorcycle.

The driver and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle.

The 67-year-old driver of the motorcycle from Ava, Ill. was airlifted to a regional hospital. The 69-year-old passenger from Ava died at the scene.

The driver of the truck was not injured and was cited for passing in a no-passing zone.

The crash is under investigation by state police.

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