1 injured in crash involving bicycle and truck-tractor

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY - Illinois State Police say one person was injured in an early-morning crash on IL-16 on September 9.

ISP officials say the crash happened on IL-16 at Weingand Road in Montgomery County at about 5:28 a.m.  According to the preliminary investigation, authorities say two bicyclists were traveling eastbound on IL-16, and a Sterling truck-tractor was also traveling behind the bicyclists.  Troopers say the truck-tractor attempted to pass the bicyclists, at which time one of the bicyclists moved into the path of the vehicle, resulting in the crash.

The injured bicyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment.  This incident is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police.  We will provide updates as they become available.

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