Mt. Vernon Register-News


August 15, 2011

Driver cited in fatal motorcycle crash

MT. VERNON — The driver of a pickup truck involved in an accident with a motorcycle early Sunday morning which resulted in the death of two residents was cited for failure to yield right of way while turning left.

According to police reports, Shane W. Allen, 26, was driving a pickup truck east-bound on Illinois Route 15 at Liebengood Road at 11:40 p.m. on Aug. 13 when he turned left into the path of a motorcycle driven by 26-year-old Cassell Stewart. The motorcycle struck the side of the pickup truck, which resulted in fatal injuries to Stewart and his passenger, 29, of Mt. Vernon. Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:09 a.m. and Pittman was transported to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital emergency room, where she was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m., according to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks.

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