District 18 Illinois State Police in Litchfield are investigating a crash involving a truck tractor and a bicycle that occurred Wednesday morning around 5:30 a.m. on IL Rt. 16.
The bicyclist, 26 year old Joshua Ernst, of Hillsboro, was traveling eastbound on Rt. 16 alongside an additional bicyclist. A Sterling truck tractor, driven by 56 year old David List, of Litchfield, was also eastbound on the highway behind the bicyclists. According to state police, Ernst rode his bike into the path of the truck as it attempted to overtake the bicycles. Ernst was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield by Hillsboro Ambulance.