There was a fatal car-motorcycle accident Saturday night (July 30, 2016) in Litchfield.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident was a “head-on” collision involving a car and motorcycle. The accident happened on Illinois Route 16, just east of Corvette Drive.
The accident happened as a 2003 red Chevrolet car was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Illinois Route 16 (i.e. driving in the wrong direction.) At 7:48 p.m., the car struck a Honda motorcycle with a passenger that was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 16.
Both the motorcyclist and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle during the “head-on” collision.
The motorcyclist was identified as Robert Reiher, 49, of Carlinville. He was declared dead at the accident scene by the Montgomery County Coroner.
The passenger on the motorcycle was identified as his daughter, Madeline Reiher, 18, of Carlinville. She was flown to Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield for treatment of her accident injuries.
The driver of the Chevrolet was identified as Charlie Logsdon, 87, of Litchfield. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Litchfield for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.
The crash investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 31, 2016 Alton Telegraph article titled “Head-on crash kills Carlinville man” as well as the August 1 The Journal-News article titled “Motorcyclist Killed, Daughter Injured.”
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