Police looking for men involved in hit-and-run with motorcyclist

News-DemocratSeptember 24, 2013 

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Police on Tuesday asked for the public's help in locating two men involved in a hit-and-run accident that sent a woman to the hospital.

Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. said the woman was riding a motorcycle next to a man on another motorcycle just after midnight Sunday when a truck pulling a trailer collided with the two motorcyclists just north of Lebanon. Dye said the man on the motorcycle told police he could not see the oncoming truck because of the uphill grade where he was traveling along the eastbound lane of Widicus Road.

As the two motorcyclists were turning right onto southbound Illinois 4, they saw the truck. They two motorcycle riders swerved, skidded and then collided with the truck. Dye said the female motorcyclist was pinned under her motorcycle. The male motorcycle driver said he then saw two white men between the ages of 25 and 40 get out of the truck, pull the motorcycle off the woman and then leave the scene before police arrived. Dye said the two men in question were driving a white, flat-bed Ford F-350 truck that was towing a trailer.

The woman was transported to a St. Louis hospital, where Dye said she was last listed in serious condition on Tuesday. Police had not released the names of the motorcycle riders as of Tuesday morning.

Contact reporter Will Buss at wbuss@bnd.com or 239-2526.

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