GILLESPIE, Ill. (KSDK) - A weekend collision involving a motorcycle and passenger vehicle over the weekend resulted in the death of 28-year-old motorcyclist, the Illinois State Police said Tuesday.
According to Trooper Jeffrey Yenchko, an ISP spokesman, the accident occurred April 6 just after 10:50 p.m. along Illinois Route 4, south of Clark Street.
A 16-year-old driving a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Route 4 was approached from behind by man on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle. A witness told investigators the motorcyclist attempted to pass the car in front of him at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of that vehicle.
The motorcyclist, identified as Cory Broderick of Benld, Illinois, was rushed to Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton, where he later died.