Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Hancock County, Illinois

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (September 19, 2015) near the Hancock County and Adams County line.

According to a press release from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 3:41 p.m. on Illinois 96 when a motorcyclist, who was heading south, attempted to pass two cars.  Apparently he failed to see a grain truck that was turning east.  The motorcyclist struck the front of the grain truck, causing the motorcyclist to lose control, run off the road, and travel into a ditch.

The motorcyclist, identified as Melvin E. Davis Jr., 51, of Keokuk, Iowa, was taken to Blessing Hospital where he later died from his accident injuries.

An excerpt from the September 21, 2015 whig.com article titled “Keokuk man dies in motorcycle accident“:

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police, Lima-Tioga Fire Dept. Air Evac, Hancock County EMS and Adams County EMS all assisted at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the whig.com article mentioned above as well as the September 19 khqa.com article titled “One man dead after motorcycle crash on Adams/Hancock County line.”


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