Skip to Content

Pinckneyville man dies in fatal two-vehicle crash

PERRY COUNTY (WSIL) -- At least one person is dead after colliding with a vehicle outside of Pinckneyville.

Illinois State Police say it happened just after 8:15 p.m. Friday on Route 13 and Azalea Road. Investigators say 44-year old Mattie Spears was driving west on Route 13 in a white 2012 Chevrolet Malibu when she began to turn onto Azalea Road.

John P. Bouchard Jr, 19, of Pinckneyville, was riding in his black 1989 Harley Davidson when he tried to pass the vehicle behind the Malibu. Police say he didn't see the Malibu turning, crashed into its back, and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Bouchard was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries. Spears, along with two children, ages 11 and 12 were treated for non-life threatening injuries. A 16-year old refused medical treatment.

Danny Valle

Skip to content