Name released in deadly Sangamon County motorcycle crash

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SHERMAN, Ill. (WAND) - The Sangamon County Coroner's Office has identified a man who died after a motorcycle crash on County Highway 1 Tuesday night.

Coroner Cinda Edwards says Ryan Fager, 21, was pronounced dead at HSHS St. John's Hospital at 9:20 p.m.  Edwards says preliminary autopsy results revealed that Fager died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Deputies say the crash happened near the intersection of County Highway 1, also known as Sherman Road, and Farrand Road just after 8:30 p.m.  According to the preliminary investigation into the crash, a motorcycle was traveling west on County Highway 1, and a truck was turning left near Farrand Road, when the crash happened.  The driver of the truck was ticketed for an improper left turn.

Deputies say the headlight on the motorcycle was not working, and that malfunction could have led to the crash.

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