Sunday, Dec 8, 2013
Two Fatal Crashes On Same Roadway
SPARTA -- Three people are dead after two motorcycle crashes on the same stretch of road in Randolph County.
The first happened just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Ridge Road just west of Hillcrest in Sparta. Illinois State Police say Richard and Billi Hall, both 47 and from Sparta, were killed when their motorcycle went off the road and into a field.
A few hours later another motorcyclist crashed at a curve about half a mile further west on Ridge Road. According to police, William Gyon, 54, of Sparta, failed to negotiate a curve, hit an embankment and flew into a bean field.
Both crashes remain under investigation.
Wind: 7 MPH
Humidity: 86 %