A motorcyclist who crashed and was flown to Peoria has been identified.
Deputies say 24-year-old Dean Thomas of Ottawa was riding on North 2401st Road Tuesday afternoon southwest of Ottawa when he failed to negotiate a curve and was thrown from his bike. Grand Ridge paramedics were called and immediately asked for a Life Flight helicopter to show up. Thomas was eventually taken to OSF in Peoria.
According to communications between first responders, Thomas wasn’t wearing a helmet when he crashed.