Sources are reporting another serious motorcycle accident.
This one happened this afternoon on RT 2 near Oregon.
At least 2 people have been injured and were transported to a hospital.
Witness said it was a head on collision.
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On 7/12/2020 at approximately 12:50 PM Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident with injuries in the 3,000 block of S. IL Rte 2.
Upon arrival, Deputies learned a White Dodge Ram pulling a trailer driven by Troy Mowry, age 43 of Chana, was traveling southbound in the 3,000 block of S. IL Rte. 2. The Dodge pickup then entered into the turn lane to turn left into the Castle Rock State Park Boat Ramp parking lot.
A Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by Mark Lampert, age 64 of Batavia was traveling northbound on IL Rte. 2 approaching the Dodge pickup. The Dodge pickup then began to turn into the northbound lane before striking the motorcycle head on. Lampert and his passenger, Candace Benton, age 44 of Batavia were thrown from the motorcycle in the east ditch.
Lampert was later transported by React Helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital in Riverside for serious injuries. Benton was also transported to Mercy Health in Rockton for non-life threatening injuries.
Mowry was issued a citation for an Improper Left Turn/On Coming Traffic. Oregon EMS, Oregon fire, Oregon PD, and Mt. Morris EMS assisted at the accident.
The accident remains under investigation.
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