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Motorcyclists collide in pass attempt on US Hwy 50 in Clinton County

8:57 AM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
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Clinton County, IL (KSDK)-   Two East St. Louis residents were seriously injured Wednesday morning after they collided with each other while trying to pass a slower vehicle on US Highway 50 in Clinton County Illinois.

Illinois State Police officials say 50 year old Kenneth Leverette and 40 year old Zephanie Smith were both westbound around 9:20 a.m. when the crossed into the eastbound lane of Hwy-50 to pass a car and were forced to avoid an oncoming eastbound vehicle.

The oncoming car drove onto the shoulder to avoid the oncoming motorcycles, however the two motorcyclists collided with each oher just west of Linden Grove Road.

Both of the cyclists were thrown from their motorcycles and are hospitalized in serious condition.

Illinois State Police issued citation against both Leverette and Smith for improper passing, no insurance, and not being motorcycle classified on the drivers license.

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