Rockford man in critical condition after motorcycle crash closes Rt 173 in Caledonia


CALEDONIA, Ill. (WTVO) — Around 2:10 p.m., Boone County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a serious motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon on IL 173 in Caledonia.

According to investigators, a 48-year-old Rockford man was driving a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Illinois Route 173 when an eastbound 2017 Ford F-250 pickup truck turned north into a private driveway, into the path of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was airlifted via Lifeline Helicopter with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the man driving the truck was a 34-year-old Caledonia man. He was uninjured.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Boone County District 3 Fire Department and the Illinois State Police also assisted on-scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

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