A 75-year-old Springfield man is dead after his motorcycle hit an SUV hauling a trailer on Interstate 55. Ronald Ames was riding northbound near Litchfield when he was unable to stop before hitting the vehicle's trailer. Traffic was heavy at the time, and officials say a vehicle in front of Ames changed lanes just before the crash and Ames likely didn't see the trailer in time.
Northbound lanes of 55 were closed for several hours after yesterday afternoon's crash investigation. The crash occurred just before 12:30pm Sunday.