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Illinois State Police District 18 is investigating a two vehicle crash in Litchfield on Saturday that resulted in the death of a Carlinville man. On July 30th at approximately 7:45PM, 87 year old Charlie Logsdon of Litchfield was headed eastbound on IL Route 16 just east of Corvette Drive in Litchfield. 49 year old Robert Reiher as well as 18 year old Madeline Reiher, both of Carlinville were headed westbound on IL Route 16 while riding a motorcycle. Logsdon struck the motorcycle head on. Robert Reiher was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner. Madeline Reiher who was a passenger on the bike was also ejected from the bike, and flown to Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield by ARCH Air Medical Service. Logsdon was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Litchfield with non-life threatening injuries. The westbound lanes of IL Route 16 were closed for approximately 4 hours following the incident. The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash.

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