Metro-East News

Man dies after head-on crash in Marion County

A dirt-bike rider was killed in a collision with a pickup truck Friday on Illinois 37 near Kell.

Norman Boxx, 45, was riding a dirt bike on Illinois 37 when he crashed with a truck making a left turn onto Kell Road, WJBD Radio reported. William Jones, 45, of Kell, was driving southbound on Illinois 37 when he started to make a left turn and crashed with the oncoming dirt bike near Twisted Sisters Bar, police told the radio station.

Boxx was taken to a hospital, where he died. Jones was not injured and was ticketed for making an improper turn, WJBD said.

Illinois State Police are still investigating the crash. The highway was closed for several hours during the crash reconstruction and cleanup, X-95.3 reported.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535, @MaryCooleyBND