SPRING VALLEY – A Mark man died on Thursday shortly after his motorcycle struck a guardrail on U.S. Route 6 near the Spring Valley curves.
Derrick S. Tate, 39, was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital around 6:25 p.m. and died shortly after his arrival, according to a press release issued by Spring Valley Police Department.
The 10/33 Ambulance, Spring Valley Fire Department along with the police department were dispatched to the scene.
According to the press release, preliminary investigation revealed Tate was westbound on U.S. Route 6 on the Spring Valley curves near the creek bridge. He failed to negotiate a curve and went off onto the shoulder and struck a guardrail.
The accident remains under investigation by the police department and the Bureau County Coroner’s Officer.