Motorcyclist dead after crash

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Gazette Staff
Friday, May 28, 2010
— Speed and alcohol played a role in a three-vehicle crash that killed an Illinois man Thursday.

Albert M. Melville, 47, Rockford, Ill., was driving a motorcycle at 4:49 p.m. at highways 51 and 14 when he ignored a red light, according to a Rock County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Melville hit a pickup truck and was thrown from his motorcycle and struck a car, according to the sheriff’s office.

Neal R. Reed, 27, Fitchburg, was driving the truck, and Pamela M. Kiefert, 50, Janesville, was in the car, according to the sheriff’s office.

The pickup truck and car were turning at the same time when the motorcycle ignored a red light and drove into the intersection, according the sheriff’s office.

Melville was taken to Mercy Hospital in Janesville and later died, according to the sheriff’s office.

The others were not seriously injured, according to the sheriff’s office. No one has been ticketed.

The intersection was closed for several hours after the wreck.

Last updated: 1:44 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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