A collision between a tractor-trailer and motorcyclist occurred on June 12th early in the morning. The motorcyclist, George P. Varvitsiotes was pronounced dead by the Cumberland County Coroner after being rear-ended by the tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 ten miles away from Effingham of Cumberland County.

Both vehicles were driven off of the road at the time of the collision. The driver of the semi is James T. McMorris from Zachary, Louisiana. An investigation is still underway by the Illinois State Police crash reconstruction unit and charges against McMorris are unclear for now.