State Police say a 19-year-old Pinckneyville man has died from injuries sustained in a car-motorcycle crash on Illinois Route 13 westbound at Azalea Road in Pinckneyville.
State Police say a preliminary investigation indicates the motorcyclist, John Bouchard, Junior, started to pass two vehicles not realizing the first car driven by 44-year-old Mattie Spears of Marion had started to make a left-hand turn. Bouchard hit the rear of the Spears car, ejecting Bouchard. Spears continued off the roadway and struck the side of a house.
Bouchard was transported from the scene by ambulance to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the car along with two passengers, a 12-year-old male and 11-year-old female both from Marion, were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A third passenger, a 16-year-old female from Marion, refused hospital treatment.
The crash occurred at 8:16 Friday night.