A motorcycle crash on Illinois 96 north of Lima Saturday leaves a Keokuk man dead.

Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies say the crash occurred at 3:30 Saturday when the motorcyclist, 51-year-old Melvin Davis of Keokuk attempted to pass two vehicles. Deputies say Davis failed to see a grain truck making a turn at the Adams County line. Davis’ motorcycle clipped the front of the truck and went into the ditch.

Davis was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy where he was pronounced dead of his injuries.

Kurt Parsons