Van-versus-motorcycle accident kills one

By Gary Scott on September 7, 2015 at 6:48am

The person killed in last night’s crash has been identified by the Morgan County Coroner’s Office as Donnie Lee Dickerson of Yates City, Illinois. The coroner’s office says Dickerson “died of traumatic neck and chest injuries” sustained when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a van driven by a 16-year-old boy.


One person has died after a motorcycle accident in Jacksonville last night.

Jacksonville Police reports indicate it happened at North Main and West Oak at around 6:30. A sixteen-year-old boy was reportedly driving a van eastbound on West Oak and was approaching North main when he failed to stop, striking a motorcycle driven northbound by a 38-year-old man.

Police reports indicate the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were taken to Passavant Area Hospital. The driver was later pronounced dead. The passenger was transferred to a Springfield hospital and is listed in stable condition, according to a JPD press release.

The name of the driver is not being released at this time because the accident is still under investigation, according to police, but he has received a citation for disobeying a stop sign.

The Morgan County Coroner has not released the name of the driver of the motorcycle.