Fatal accident involving a car and motorcycle in Wood River

WOOD RIVER, Ill. – The Wood River Police Department responded to a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Madison Avenue (Illinois Rt. #143) at 2nd Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

The car was driven by a woman with one passenger. The motorcycle was driven by 28-year-old William Morales of Wood River.

Morales was killed in the crash. The occupants of the car were uninjured.

The Wood River Police Department requested a reconstructionist with the Illinois State Police to assist with reconstructing the accident which remains under investigation.

The highway was closed for several hours but was reopened early Saturday morning.

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