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Rural McLean County man killed in crash in rural Mackinaw

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A rural McLean County man was killed Monday afternoon in a motorcycle crash in rural Mackinaw.

The crash between a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle happened around 3:28 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Townline and Boston School roads in rural Mackinaw, said Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley.

The motorcyclist, 73-year-old Eric Bates of rural Towanda, was killed in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to preliminary autopsy findings, Bates died of multiple injuries.

Toxicology testing in pending.

The coroner's office, Tazewell County sheriff's office, and Illinois State Police are investigating.

Updated: April 9, 2024 at 5:53 PM CDT
Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley identified the victim as Eric Bates, 73, of rural Towanda.
Ryan Denham is the digital content director for WGLT.
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