News

Victims of Fatal Motorcyle Accident Identified

Victims of Fatal Motorcyle Accident Identified

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A motorcycle accident on I-55 in Springfield Sunday afternoon has left two dead.  Mitchell Bledsoe, 48, of Normal was pronounced dead at the scene.  His passenger, Karla Blake, 35, of Colfax, died later at Memorial Medical Center.

Illinois State Police are investigating but believe a previous accident in the northbound lanes between Stevenson Drive and South Grand Avenue led to Bledsoe losing control of his motorcyle.  Autopsies are being conducted today.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Winter Driving: Need a Refresher?

snowplow

The first winter blast seems to be the toughest

in Local

“Secret Science” Concerns Durbin

durbin

GOP in denial, he says

in Local

Madigan Files Pension Appeal

state_capitol_3

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.