Neoga, IL-(Effingham Radio)- A Newnan, Georgia man was killed in an accident that occurred on I-57, approximately 5 miles south of Neoga, IL.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at milepost 175, on I-57, at 1:54 AM on Tuesday June 12, 2018.
The report states that a 2014 Peterbuilt Semi-Truck, driven by 41 year old, James T McMorris, of Zachary, LA was northbound on I-57 at milepost 175. McMorris was traveling directly behind a 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle being operated by 56 year old, George P Varvitsiotes, of Newnan, GA in the right lane of traffic.
At milepost 175 the semi-truck driven by McMorris struck the rear-end of the motorcycle of Varvitsiotes causing both units to leave the roadway.
George P Varvitsiotes was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner.
Charges are pending further investigation by the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit and Illinois State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.