St. Libory Motorcyclist Killed
A man from St. Libory was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday in the Fayetteville Township.
Details about the Motorcycle Accident
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that a man from St. Libory was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and ran off the Illinois Highway 15 and overturned on Sunday, according to the Illinois State Police.
24-year-old Blake Barton Lickenbrock has been identified as the victim in the accident.
A trooper of the Illinois State Police said that Lickenbrock was riding a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle at the time of the accident which happened just before 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. The motorcycle reported ran off the right side of the highway and crashed near Venedy Road in the Fayetteville Township in St. Clair County.
The trooper said that the motorcycle went down a hill before it overturned. The driver, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, was thrown from the motorcycle. Emergency crews and paramedics from New Athens were the first responders to arrive at the crash. Lickenbrock was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The crash site was found about 30 feet from the roadway, and the driver was found about seven feet from the motorcycle.
At this point in the investigation, it is unknown why the motorcycle left the roadway in the first place, but the Illinois State Police accident reconstruction team is still working to investigate the circumstances of the wreck.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):
- 92 percent of people killed in motorcycle accidents in 2014 were males.
- 35 percent of motorcycle drivers that were killed in accidents were not wearing helmets in 2014.
- 42 percent of motorcycle fatalities in 2014 occurred in accidents only involving one vehicle.