Fatal motorcycle vs. car crash near Millstadt

Harrison Tuttle

Emergency personnel responded shortly before 8:50 p.m. Friday to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and car on Route 158 at Triple Lakes Road between Columbia and Millstadt.

An Illinois State Police accident reconstruction team responded to investigate the crash, resulting in a road closure until early Saturday morning.

ISP said a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 16-year-old female from Dupo was traveling southbound on Triple Lakes Road and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection with Route 158, resulting in a collision with a 2002 Honda motorcycle driven by 19-year-old Harrison G. Tuttle, 19, of Waterloo, which was was traveling eastbound on Route 158 toward Millstadt.

Tuttle was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the Grand Cherokee, who was uninjured, was issued a citation for failure to yield.

A resident of that area with knowledge of the crash told the Republic-Times that surveillance camera footage shows the incident. That footage was turned over to ISP as part of the investigation.

For an obituary on Tuttle, click here.

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