WASHINGTON COUNTY, IL — A vehicle and motorcycle crash Sunday in Washington County claimed the life of a 32-year-old New Baden man.
According to the Illinois State Police, around 3 p.m. Sunday, 42-year-old Jason P. Foley, of Okawville, was traveling eastbound in a 2021 Silver Chevrolet Traverse on Illinois Route 177 at Circle 8 Road. At the same time, 32-year-old Mark C. Thompson, of New Baden was riding his 202 KTM GT 1290 SuperDuk motorcycle westbound at the same location. Foley reduced speed and began turning left onto Circle 8 Road but failed to yield to oncoming traffic causing Thompson’s motorcycle to collide with his Chevy.
The collision caused Thompson to be ejected off his motorcycle. He was pronounced deceased on scene. Foley and his 12-year-old passenger did not report any injuries.