An early-morning fatal motorcycle accident closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 57 near Centralia on Thursday from about 5 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. as police investigated at the scene.
WJBD reported that 23-year-old Mason Wathan of Centralia was killed in the accident. Illinois State Police have arrested 21-year-old Johnathan Trotter of Evansville, Indiana man on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide.
Illinois State Police said traffic was rerouted at exit 109 and returning to I-57 about seven miles down the highway. They had anticipated the lanes would be closed for several hours.
One person was killed in a crash between a vehicle and a motorcycle that was reported at 4:37 a.m. Thursday, according to the WJBD report.
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No other details about the crash have been released, KMOV reported.