Two Mt. Vernon Illinois residents, Cassell Stewart, 28, and Autumn Pittman, 28, died shortly after a motorcycle accident late Saturday night, August 13.
Details on the accident are limited, unfortunately. According to the Mt. Vernon Register-News, in an August 14 story titled “Truck-motorcyclist accident claims two lives” Stewart (the driver) and Pittman (the passenger) were riding on a Harley motorcycle late Saturday night. The accident occurred at the intersection of Illinois Route 15 and Liebengood Road at approximately 11:49 p.m. and also involved a pickup truck.
Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:09 a.m. and Pittman, who was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Health Center’s emergency room, died at 12:23 a.m.