Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn is reporting that an investigation continues into the death of a Wood River, Illinois man who died following a crash in Highland, Illinois yesterday (Tuesday, June 9) afternoon.  


            The decedent, identified as: 


Gaylon D. Parker

Male/White, 69 years old

Wood River, Illinois


was pronounced dead on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 3:22 p.m. at the intersection of St. Rose Road at Iberg Road in Highland, Illinois by Madison County Coroner’s Investigator Kelsey M. Wofford. 


The decedent was the operator of a 1982 Honda Goldwing Aspencade motorcycle travelling westbound on St. Rose Road that collided with a U.S. Postal Service Mail Delivery Truck that had been travelling southbound on Iberg Road.


The decedent’s wife, Donna C. Parker, 69, was injured in the crash is being cared for at a St. Louis hospital.   The postal truck driver, Sandy L. Vosholler, 48, of Highland, Illinois was also taken to a hospital.  Their conditions are unknown. 


            The decedent died as the result of head trauma.  Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs will be undertaken. The Highland Police Department, with the assistance of the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit, continues to probe the circumstances of the incident as well.


            Funeral arrangements for Gaylon Parker remain pending at this time.