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Motorcylcist dead, driver injured after Boone County crash

Spring Creek eastbound now being detoured north.
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Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 4:07 PM CDT
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BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - One person was killed and another injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and a car in Boone County on Friday afternoon.

A 2018 Jeep Cherokee driven by a 21-year-old Rockford man was turning northbound onto IL-76 from eastbound Spring Creek Road when the Jeep collided with a southbound 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a 63-year-old Poplar Grove man at 3 p.m., according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at at the scene by the Boone County Coroner’s Office. An ambulance took the driver of the Jeep to Javon Bea Mercyhospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Harley Davidson was not wearing a helmet, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Southbound traffic has a long detour east, with Spring Creek eastbound now being detoured north.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. The identity of the drivers are not being released at this time by authorities.

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