UPDATE: East Peoria man dies in motorcycle accident

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A 69-year-old East Peoria man is dead after a Thursday afternoon motorcycle crash. 

Crews responded to the area of Smithville Road east of Martin Weber Road in Peoria County just after 3:00 p.m. They found a Harley-Davidson Trike in the ditch. The driver, Jackie (Jack) Elam of East Peoria, was found several feet away from the trike, not breathing. Crews worked to resuscitate Elam, but he was pronounced dead at 4:44 p.m.

An investigation found Elam was traveling westbound on Smithville Road when he lost control of the vehicle and went into the ditch. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, and suffered multiple blunt force injuries. 

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