UPDATE: Mason County man identified in deadly motorcycle crash

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UPDATE: The Tazewell County Coroner’s Office released the name of the deceased male at about 3 p.m.

Pronounced dead at the scene was 20-year-old Samuel Rodgers, who was operating the motorcycle at the time of the crash and was found near a motorcycle in a grassy area of the roadway.

The preliminary autopsy findings show that the death was caused by multiple blunt force injuries, but toxicology is pending.

This case still remains under investigation by the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office and the Tazewell County Coroner’s Office.


UPDATE: One person is dead after a motorcycle crash on Springfield Road.

Officials say the name of the victim will not be released pending notification of the family.

More details will be released from the Tazewell County Coroner.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office.

The intersection of Springfield Road and Queenwood Road has been reopened.


TAZEWELL COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — A portion of Springfield Road outside of Morton will be closed for several hours Monday morning.

At this time, WMBD is working to learn more details about what happened on Springfield Road near Queenwood Road.

We will have updates when more information becomes available.

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