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One killed in multi-vehicle crash Sunday in Sterling

Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 7:29 AM CDT
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STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) - A person driving a motorcycle was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Sunday night in Sterling.

Sterling police say it started when a pick-up truck slowed to make a left turn from West 4th Street onto East Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Police say a 17-year-old driver behind the pick-up failed to yield and swerved around it into oncoming traffic and hit a motorcycle being driven by 33-year-old Terry L. Jones of Sterling. Jones was thrown from the motorcycle and into a ditch. Another vehicle, directly behind Jones, had to swerve to avoid striking his motorcycle, causing her to travel into the ditch.

Police say a passerby and Sterling police officers gave medical aid to Jones at the scene. He was then taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

The 17-year-old male driver has not been named, but was cited for no valid driver’s license and released to a parent. Illinois State Police are assisting in the investigating and more charges are expected.

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