News

Cause of Death Determined for Motorcycle Crash Victims

Cause of Death Determined for Motorcycle Crash Victims

Photo: clipart.com

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says two people killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday died due to blunt force injuries.

Edwards says the autopsies found multiple such injuries. The accident happened Sunday afternoon near the I-55 Stevenson Dr. exit and backed up traffic for several hours.

Mitchell Bledsoe was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger, Karla Blake, was taken to Memorial Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Police say the motorcycle was trying to stop to avoid an accident near South Grand but couldn’t. A three car accident later was blamed on the motorcycle crash.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

Il 18th District

Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

in Local

Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

rauner

Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

in Local

Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

church bell

Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

in Local

Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

lincoln

The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

in Local

Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

Earth Hour

Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.