Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash Near Belleville

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Illinois 161 near Belleville on Friday morning, April 1, 2016.

The accident happened on Carlyle Avenue (Illinois 161) near Shiloh Station Road, according to the Illinois State Police (ISP).  The accident happened at approximately 6:00 a.m.

According to the Illinois State Police, the accident involved a motorcyclist heading west  on Carlyle and a Nissan Armada SUV heading east.  A collision occurred between the two vehicles when the SUV attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Shiloh Station Road in front of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, identified as Douglas Landers, 23, of O’Fallon, was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the St. Clair County’s Coroner’s Office, he was declared dead at 6:42 a.m.

Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 1, 2016 article titled “Motorcyclist killed when car turns into his path in St. Clair County” as well as the April 1 article (with videos) titled “Men from Troy, O’Fallon killed in separate motorcycle crashes.”


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