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Randolph County

Chester man airlifted to hospital after motorcycle crash


A Chester man has been hospitalized with serious injuries following a motorcycle crash Tuesday.

Joseph Picou, 20, failed to negotiate a curve on Chester Road southwest of Wine Hill Road in Randolph County about 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, according to Illinois State Police. 

His motorcycle left the roadway at struck a tree, police said. 

Picou was airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment. Police are investigating the crash. 

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Les covers higher education as well as business and faith. A three-degree graduate of SIU, he has written for The Southern since 2009, joining the newsroom staff in 2021. Contact him at or 618-351-5036.

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