A Belleville man was killed over the weekend in a single vehicle crash on the Great River Road. The Illinois State Police identified the driver as 34-year-old Brett Cankar, who was operating a motorcycle near Pere Marquette State Park Saturday night when he struck a guardrail and crashed.
Authorities say the crash took place on Illinois Route 100 about a quarter mile north of Dabbs Road. Cankar was riding his motorcycle when it apparently left the roadway and struck the right side guardrail, ejecting the driver. Cankar was pronounced dead at the scene. The Jersey County Sheriff’s Office, QEM and Rosedale Fire Departments also responded to the scene of the crash that shut down the highway for about three hours Saturday night.