PEORIA, Ill -- A Peoria Heights man is dead following a Friday morning motorcycle accident.
The Peoria County Coroner says that 25-year-old Marcus Shipman died from injuries he sustained in a crash on War Memorial Drive.
Authorities say Shipman was traveling westbound on War Memorial when his motorcycle left the roadway and he was ejected in an area around Grand Street. A passerby notified police shortly after 3 a.m. Friday morning.
Shipman was pronounced dead at OSF St. Francis Medical Center about a half hour later.
The Coroner said that Shipman's vehicle ended up against a garage. Authorities say the victim was not wearing a helmet.
His family told authorities that while Marcus Shipman was a somewhat experienced rider, he had just acquired the motorcycle late Thursday evening.