A 49-year-old Carlinville man died Wednesday evening after colliding with a truck pulling a box trailer. The accident happened at approximately 5:40 p.m. on May 11 on Illinois Route 108 at East 2nd Round in Montgomery County.
Ronald Schaaff, 49 of Carlinville, died at the scene after being ejected off his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle.
Illinois State Police said Schaaff was traveling behind two other vehicles all traveling west on Route 108 when he attempted to pass two vehicles. He passed the middle vehicle but the first vehicle was making a left hand turn on East 2nd Road when Schaaff struck the rear of the trailer being pulled.
No other drivers reported any injuries.
Illinois Route 108 was closed for approximately 4 hours. The investigation is ongoing into the accident.