Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Henry County, Illinois

For many reasons, early-season motorcycle riding in Illinois can carry more risk than during the regular motorcycle season.  The reasons for this increased risk is discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page.

A fatal motorcycle accident occurred in Orion, Illinois (in Henry County) on Saturday afternoon (April 8, 2017) at approximately 2:30 p.m.  The crash happened at  N 1350th Ave.

Details on the accident – including the cause of the crash – appear to be limited at this time.

The motorcyclist was identifed as Tim A. Ergle, 46, of Rock Island, Illinois.   According to the Rock Island Coroner, Ergle died after being taken to Genesis Illini Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died from multiple traumatic injuries sustained in the motorcycle crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 8, 2017 kwqc.com article (with video) titled “Victim in weekend motorcycle accident near Orion ID’d” as well as the April 9 qconline.com article titled “2 fatal accidents in Henry County.”


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