Fatal Motorcycle Accident On I-55

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident on Interstate 55 (I-55) northbound in Montgomery County this afternoon (December 1, 2013).

The accident happened on I-55 northbound at mile post 60.

The motorcycle accident happened as a motorcyclist hit the back of a Chevrolet Suburban that was pulling a U-Haul trailer.

According to police, the motorcyclist was “cut off” by a vehicle traveling ahead of him, and the motorcyclist was unable to slow fast enough.

The motorcyclist was identified as Ronald E. Ames, 75, of Springfield, Illinois.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 1, 2013 stltoday.com article titled “Motorcyclist killed in two-vehicle crash in Montgomery County” as well as the December 1 article titled “Fatal motorcycle crash on I-55.”


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