Illinois couple dead after pickup truck crashes into motorcycle

Illinois couple dead after pickup truck crashes into motorcycle

Illinois couple dead after pickup truck crashes into motorcycle

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by Caroline Hilton / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A Greene County couple is dead after their motorcycle was rear-ended at a traffic light on Saturday night.

An accident reconstruction team was called to southbound US 67 at Kane Road just after 7 p.m.

According to authorities, a Harley Davidson was stopped in traffic, attempting to turn left onto Kane Road.

While stopped in traffic, a Dodge Ram crashed into the back of the Harley, ejecting both riders.

The 46-year-old driver and the 42-year-old passenger, identified as Henry and Jennifer Rethorn, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Adam Devening, 21, was driving the pickup truck, according to police, and was not injured.

Authorities report neither the driver or passenger of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet.

Devening was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

 

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