Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Pekin

By WEEK Reporter

July 21, 2011 Updated Jul 21, 2011 at 6:18 PM CDT

A two-vehicle crash took a Tazewell county man's life Thursday afternoon.

An elderly woman allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Margaret and 2nd Street in Pekin and collided with a motorcyclist.

William L. Wiker, Jr., 56, of Pekin, was pronounced dead on the scene, just after 1 o'clock.

Police say the woman didn't appear to have major injuries, but was taken to Pekin Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation by a Pekin Police Accident Reconstructionist, Pekin Police, and the Coroner's office.

Coroner Dennis Conover says an autopsy will be scheduled at a later date.

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