Motorcyclist injured in crash

Motorcyclist injured in crash

A 39-year-old Paris man was in critical condition Monday after a motorcycle crash over the weekend.

State police say Jeffrey R. Slayden was driving a motorcycle south on Illinois 49 south of 800 N Road, about two miles north of Kansas in Edgar County, at 2:37 p.m. Saturday. He left the road, overturned and was thrown from the motorcycle. State police said he was not wearing a helmet.

He was listed in critical condition Monday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Slayden was ticketed for DUI, operating an uninsured vehicle, no registration and improper lane usage. 

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