Troopers: Motorcyclist & passenger hurt in crash

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois State Police are investigating a Friday morning crash that left a motorcyclist and his passenger hurt.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. on U.S. 36 near 610 East Road, west of Tuscola. Troopers said an SUV was stopped at a stop sign when the motorcycle hit the end of the car. Officers are not sure what caused the motorcyclist, 68-year-old Charles Rinker, to run into the vehicle.

Troopers said Rinker, the driver, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The passenger on the motorcycle, 68-year-old Darlene Rinker, was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.

Charles Rinker was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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