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Jersey County Fatal

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 10:56:24 CDT

One person is dead following a crash between a semi and a motorcycle on Tuesday in Jersey County.

According to Illinois State Police, 39 year old Damon Volger of Cottage Hills was northbounc on Otterville Road approaching the intersection with IL Rt 16 when he reportedly failed to stop his Harley Davidson motorcycle at the stop sign and drove into the path of a west bound 1997 Peterbilt truck at 10:34am.

The truck driver, 44 year old Craig Heitzig of Jerseyville attempted to avoid a crash but was unable to do so and broadsided the motorcycle. Both vehicles left the roadway and came to rest in a cornfield.

Damon Volger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jersey County Coroner.

Craig Heitzig was uninjured.

No charges have been filed in connection with the accident.


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