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New Canton man dies in motorcycle crash in Pike County

Posted: Mar. 18, 2017 9:10 pm Updated: Mar. 18, 2017 9:45 pm

KINDERHOOK, Ill. -- A New Canton man died in a motorcycle crash at 12:52 p.m. Saturday on Ill. 96 about two miles south of Kinderhook in Pike County.

The Illinois State Police said L. Andrew Grimsley, 49, was driving a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle south when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road and overturned several times.

Police attributed the cause of the crash to speed and improper lane usage.

Agencies assisting at the crash scene were the Pike County Sheriff's Department, the Pike County coroner, the Pike County Ambulance Service, Kinderhook Fire and Rescue, and the New Canton Fire Department.

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