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Carlinville Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash In Montgomery County

A Carlinville man has died in a motorcycle-truck accident in Montgomery County on Wednesday. At 5:40 PM, 49-year-old Ronald C. Schaaff of Carlinville was traveling behind two other vehicles westbound on IL Route 108 at East 2nd Road in Montgomery County in a 2008 red Yamaha motorcycle.  The lead vehicle was driven by 57-year-old Harold K. Schmidt of Carlinville who was driving a 2013 blue Dodge truck pulling a box trailer.  


Schaaff passed the middle vehicle as Schmidt made a left hand turn onto East 2nd Road. Schaaff struck the rear of the box trailer being pulled by Schmidt. Schaaff was ejected and pronounced deceased on the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner.  Schmidt claimed no injuries at the scene of the crash. Illinois Route 108 was closed for nearly 4 hours.  The investigation is still ongoing.

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