Motorcyclist airlifted after collision with tractor

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CHESTERFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - One man is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after hitting a tractor during a passing maneuver.

65-year-old Daniel Reels of Girard, Ill was traveling on IL-111 approximately a quarter mile north of Chesterfield on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle when he attempted to pass a John Deere Farm Tractor turning into a driveway.

Reels attempted to pass the tractor making a turn but clipped the rear end of the tractor, causing him to crash off the roadway. Reels was stuck under the motorcycle when first responders arrived. He was then transported by ARCH Air Medical Service to St. John's Hospital in Springfield with non-life threatening injuries. 

IL-11 was shut down for approximately 1 hour during this event.

The crash is still being investigated.

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