Early morning crash in Whiteside County kills motorcyclist

WHITESIDE COUNTY, Illinois — A motorcyclist is dead after a crash early in the morning of Thursday, September 12th.

According to Whiteside County Deputies, they were dispatched to the area of Smith Road and Freeport road in the village of Deer Grove to the scene of a single motorcycle crash.  Investigators determined that the motorcyclist had failed to properly make a turn. The motorcycle traveled into a nearby wooded area, where it crashed.

The motorcyclist was identified to be 43-year-old Walnut, Illinois resident Craig Freeman. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Whiteside County Coroner Joseph McDonald.

Whiteside County Deputies were assisted at the scene by Walnut Fire and Ambulance, White County Coroner, and Todd’s Towing.

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