An Arkansas man was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred 2 miles north of Neoga on US Route 45 at 11:54am on Monday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 60 year old, Gilbert A Tarpley, of Williford, Arkansas was traveling southbound on Route 45, just to the north of Cumberland County RD 1200N, when he ran off of the roadway to the right. The front of the motorcycle struck an inclined embankment of a culvert for a driveway, causing the motorcycle to become airborne. The motorcycle then struck the ground and overturned, ejecting Tarpley.
Tarpley was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced deceased shortly after 1:00pm.