Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Paxton, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle crash near Paxton, Illinois on Sunday afternoon, October 26, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident happened at approximately 2:34 p.m., as the motorcyclist was riding southbound on U.S. 45 near Ford County Road 550N.  At that time, for undetermined reasons, the motorcycle veered off the roadway to the right, and went into a ditch, at which point the motorcycle rolled over several times.

According to the Ford County Coroner, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at 3:24 p.m. after being taken to Gibson Area Hospital.

The motorcyclist was identified as Jeffrey R. Wilson, 58, of Paxton.

The investigation into the cause of the accident continues.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 27, 2014 Paxton Record article titled “Paxton man killed in motorcycle accident” as well as the October 27 news-gazette.com article titled “Paxton man dies in motorcycle crash.”


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