Fatal Pike County, Illinois Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon (March 18, 2017) in Pike County.

According to preliminary information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash occurred on Illinois 96, two miles south of Kinderhook.

The crash involved a single southbound motorcycle that was traveling southbound at 12:52 p.m. when it ran off the left side of the roadway and rolled over several times.

The motorcyclist was identified as Andrew Grimsley, 49, of New Canton.  He suffered fatal injuries during the crash.

An excerpt from the March 18, 2017 wgem.com article titled “Fatal motorcycle crash in Pike County” regarding possible reasons for this apparent loss of motorcycle control:

Police believe a cause in the crash was improper lane usage and speed.

Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Pike County Coroner, Pike County ambulance, Kinderhook Fire/Rescue, and New Canton Fire assisted on scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wgem.com article mentioned above as well as the March 20 wlds.com article titled “Motorcycle crash in Pike County leaves one dead.”

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