Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Sublette, Illinois

There was an Illinois fatal motorcycle accident on May 24, 2014 on Illinois Route 52 in Sublette, Illinois.

This motorcycle accident happened at approximately 2:20 p.m., as a motorcyclist was traveling eastbound at Route 52.  According to a release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, the motorcycle was eastbound on Route 52 when it hit the side of a van, which was southbound on Inlet Road.  The traffic on Inlet has a stop sign, whereas the traffic on Route 52 does not.

The motorcyclist was identified as Deryle “D.J.” Nickle, 34, of Amboy.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to Mendota Community Hospital.

A passenger on the motorcycle, Michelle Kaps, 33, of Mendota, was injured and hospitalized.

The driver as well as various passengers in the van were also hospitalized.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, citations are pending against the van’s driver.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 27, 2014 SaukValley.com article titled “Others injured in motorcycle-van fatal crash identified” as well as the May 27 kwqc.com article titled “One Dead, Nine Injured in Van-Motorcycle Crash In Lee Co., IL.


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