Motorcyclist dies from injuries in crash

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UPDATE: Police say 46-year old Mark Pikesley, of  Golden Eagle, IL was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.

(KTVI) – A 46-year-old motorcyclist is clinging to life after bad crash on Interstate 55 late Wednesday night.

It happened just before 11 p.m.  Police say the man was traveling southbound on I-55 near Arsenal when he lost control and ran into the back of another vehicle.

The motorcycle slid several hundred feet down the highway before coming to rest.

The 32-year-old driver of the car was not injured.

Wednesday’s accident brings this week’s total to six motorcycle crashes.

On Tuesday, two people were killed in a crash that involved another cyclist and a school bus.

Doc’s Harley Davidson offered motorcycle safety tips for riders and vehicle drivers Thursday morning on FOX2 News.