Local News

On Saturday, shortly after 2:00 p.m., the Taylorville Police Department, along with EMS, responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Illinois Route 29, approximately one-half mile south of Taylorville.

Responders arrived to the scene and discovered a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle. The operator of the motorcycle, 37 year-old Christopher Colbeck of Decatur, sustained a head injury and was treated by EMS and later transported to the Taylorville Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle in the crash, Travis Hunt of Taylorville, did not report any injuries from the accident.

The preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle was attempting to pass the other vehicle and struck a trailer that was being towed as it turned into a driveway.

 
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