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Gillespie, 65, hospitalized after motorcycle crash
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The driver of this 2002 Harley-Davidson was struck Sunday in Morrison while attempting to cross Manchester Highway.

Not exercising due care was among the reasons given for a Sunday afternoon crash on Manchester Highway.

DeKalb County resident Norma Ramirez, 41, was traveling inbound on Manchester Highway when she, according to state trooper Ben Cannon, ran a red light at its intersection with South Fair Street in front of Hullett’s Tire.

“There were witnesses to the crash who stated that Ramirez had a red light and failed to stop,” said Cannon. “She was driving a 2015 Ford Fusion and pulled into Hullett’s Tire. The other vehicle involved was a 2002 Harley-Davidson.”

Motorcyclist Randall Gillespie, 65, was traveling southbound on South Fair Street in the direction of downtown Morrison. The Warren County resident was attempting to cross Highway 55 and he struck the passenger side of Ramirez’s car. 

The motorcycle came to rest in the middle the right-hand lane. Gillespie was transported to Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening. 

“Ramirez was cited for running the red light, no insurance, and failure to exercise due care,” said Cannon. 

The collision occurred Sunday at approximately 3 p.m.