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Two men injured in motorcycle crashes

July 25, 2018 GMT

DIXON – Two motorcyclists were injured in crashes Sunday in Lee County.

Kenneth W. Thomas, 57, of Ashton, was southbound on Reynolds Road near the Interstate 88 overpass around 3:16 p.m. when he lost control on a curve and went into the ditch, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release today.

The motorcycle rolled, throwing Thomas, who was airlifted to MercyHealth Hospital – Rockton Avenue in Rockford, where he was in critical condition Wednesday.

Benjamin Spotts, 39, of Rock Falls was northbound on Harmon Road just south of U.S. Route 30 around 8:43 p.m. when he left the road and crashed.

He was taken to KSB Hospital in Dixon, and later flown to MercyHealth. His condition was unavailable Wednesday.

The crashes are being investigated.