By Todd Wineburner
A weekend accident in South Streator took the life of a motorcyclist. At about 10:30 Saturday night (5-11), first responders arrived at the scene of a collision between a passenger car and motorcycle in the 1700 block of South Bloomington Street in South Streator. The driver of the motorcycle was taken from the scene to St. Mary’s hospital in Streator where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the passenger car fled the scene of the accident on foot, but was later apprehended by police and placed under arrest. The investigation of the incident is ongoing, so no names have been released. The case is being handled by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Police, the Illinois State Police and the LaSalle County Coroner’s office. Anyone with information about the collision should contact the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department at (815) 844-2774.