EDWARDSVILLE — A Springfield, Ill., man died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash near Collinsville.
In a press release, Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn said Robert K. Dicken, 56, of the 1200 block of South First Street, was driving a 2003 Harley-Davidson FLH series motorcycle that lost control and left the road along the southbound entrance ramp of Interstate 255 from southbound Interstate 55/70. The incident was first reported to authorities at 10:56 a.m.
Dicken was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:08 p.m. by Madison County Coroner’s Investigator Kelsey Wofford. The victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Dicken appeared to have died as the result of blunt chest trauma.
Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol or drugs will be performed.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Illinois State Police, District 11, also investigated the crash.