A husband and wife riding on a motorcycle were killed, and two others were injured, in a chain reaction crash involving three vehicles in Macoupin County, Illinois, according to the Edwardsville Journal. The couple from Brighton, Illinois were westbound on a motorcycle on Illinois State Route 16 in Shipman, Illinois when a pick-up truck struck them on Monday afternoon.
The Central Illinois accident happened when a pick-up truck that was attempting to make a left hand turn was rear-ended by an eastbound SUV being driven by a teenager. The pick-up truck was knocked into the path of the westbound motorcycle and then the collision occurred. The motorcycle and the pick-up truck both reportedly burst into flames after the crash. The Shipman Fire Department responded to the accident and extinguished the fire.
The husband and wife on the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene. The other two drivers in the accident were taken to area hospitals and their injuries have not been reported. The Illinois State Police are investigating the accident and no tickets have yet been issued.