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Morris motorcyclist killed in collision

This was the scene Sunday morning following the fatal crash on Illinois 47 in Morris. The driver of the motorcycle, Owen L. Stuckey, 58, of Morris, was killed after he was struck by a westbound car.
This was the scene Sunday morning following the fatal crash on Illinois 47 in Morris. The driver of the motorcycle, Owen L. Stuckey, 58, of Morris, was killed after he was struck by a westbound car.

At least one traffic citation is possible in the two-vehicle collision that took the life of a Morris motorcyclist early Sunday.

Mary Williams, 49, of 858 E. Washington St., Morris, could be charged in connection with the crash in which local motorcyclist Owen L. Stuckey, 58, died on Sunday, Aug. 21, Morris Police Chief Brent Dite said today.

Dite said indications are that Williams was traveling west on Main Street, approached Division Street (Illinois 47), and stopped at the stop sign. She looked for traffic, saw none, and proceeded to cross Division Street, going west.

As she crossed both southbound lanes on Division Street, she felt or heard something strike her vehicle on the rear passenger side, then saw the motorcyclist lying in the middle of the two southbound lanes, the police report of the incident noted.

Stuckey was southbound on Division Street at the time, Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said.

Callahan said the motorcyclist was transported to Morris Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 9 a.m. Sunday. Stuckey was not wearing a helmet. Weather conditions were not a factor in the crash, the coroner said.

Grundy County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting Morris police in reconstructing the accident.

Dite said the police report of the incident will probably be completed by Thursday, after which it is anticipated Williams will be issued a traffic citation.

“My guess is the citation will be for failure to yield at a stop intersection,” the chief said.

He said there is no indication of anything other than a tragic traffic accident.

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