East Peoria man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle accident

By WEEK Producer

December 2, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A motorcycle accident that happened two weeks ago claimed the life of an East Peoria man.

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll said 48-year-old Jonathan Hicks of Bellaire Court in East Peoria, died Saturday evening at OSF St. Francis Medical Center where he had been a patient.

Authorities said Hicks was riding a motorcycle November 17 traveling Eastbound on Interstate 74 in East Peoria when he rear-ended a vehicle.

Ingersoll said Hicks was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained multiple injuries which he died from Saturday evening just after 5:30 p.m.

Authorities are awaiting toxicology tests.

That accident and another one tied up traffic on the Murray Baker Bridge for some time.

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