Sangamon County Fatal Accident Involving Motorcycle Hitting A Deer

There was a fatal motorcycle accident involving a motorcycle hitting a deer Monday (May 28, 2018) night on I-72 near Buffalo, Illinois.  The collision happened near mile marker 112.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the May 29, 2018 article (with video) titled “One dead in I-72 motorcycle accident“:

Kenneth Simpson, 66, of Nebraska, was pronounced dead at HSHS St. John’s ER at 9:38 p.m. Simpson was the driver of a motorcycle that was westbound on I-72 near Buffalo involved in a cash due to a deer running out into the highway.

Preliminary results from the autopsy indicate that Simpson died from blunt force injuries due to the collision.

The Illinois State Police is conducting the accident investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois accident involving a motorcycle hitting a deer can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the May 29 Herald & Review article titled “Deer causes fatal I-72 motorcycle crash in Sangamon County.”


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