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Goreville man seriously injured in head-on crash

An accident involving a Can-Am motorcycle and a pickup truck caused the drivers of both vehicles to be transported to area hospitals early Sunday afternoon, August 24, 2014.

The collision happened on Illinois Rt. 37, approximately four miles north of Goreville at 12:11 p.m.

Preliminary reports from Illinois State Police indicate the 2000 Sierra pickup truck was southbound when it crossed the centerline colliding head-on with the northbound 2012 Can-Am.

The driver of the Can-Am, Billy Wayne Hancock of Goreville, was airlifted to an Evansville Hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

According to family, Hancock “Is doing well. He’s got several surgeries ahead of him. But he’s alive and doing okay. Doctor said the major things have been worked on and now we wait and work on the smaller things.”

The driver of the truck, Edward Guibault, 51, of Goreville, was not seriously injured.

No other injuries were reported.

Guibault was arrested by state police for D.U.I., driving with revoked license and improper lane usage. He is currently being held in Massac County jail.

Due to Guibault’s five prior D.U.I charges in Illinois, additional charges are pending, with possible prison time of up to 30 years.

Guibault made his first court appearance Tuesday in Johnson County Court.

The accident remains under investigation by Illinois State Police.