Sat. Dec 9th, 2023
A Belleville, Illinois, man is dead and his wife seriously hurt following a motorcycle accident on highway-42 at Castle Road in Miller County.
The highway patrol says that it happened around 5:00 Tuesday afternoon when the motorcycle operated by 76-year-old James Gillispie traveled off the roadway before striking a driveway entrance and overturning.
Gillispie was pronounced dead a short time later at Lake Regional while 68-year-old Mary Gillispie was flown to University Hospital with serious injuries.
Both had been wearing helmets at the time.