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New Baden Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Sunday

A New Baden man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Washington County Sunday.

Mark Thompson, 50, was pronounced dead on the scene after a collision with a Chevrolet Traverse driven by Jason Foley, 42, of Okawville, on State Route 177 near Circle 8 Road.

According to a report from the Illinois State Police, Foley was traveling eastbound on Route 177 and reduced speed to turn onto Circle 8 Road. The report indicates he failed to yield to Thompson, who was traveling westbound.

Thompson was thrown from his motorcycle as a result of the collision. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Steve Fletcher of the Washington County Coroner’s Office.

Foley and his passenger, a 12-year-old boy from Okawville, were not injured in the accident. Foley was charged with failure to yield.

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