Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Zone 1 is requesting the public’s assistance in the investigation surrounding the death of 52-year-old Bert N. Lawton of Grant Park, IL.
On August 27, 2023 at approximately 2:45 a.m., ISP Troop 5 responded to a hit and run crash involving a motorcycle and passenger vehicle on 4000 North Road near 14000 East Road in Momence, IL. The driver of the motorcycle, Bert N. Lawton, was transported to an area hospital and pronounced deceased. The offending vehicle fled the scene westbound onto 4000 North Road into Momence and it is believed to be a black or dark colored Chevrolet Impala between the years of 2006 to 2011. The offending vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and it is missing the front bumper grille.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the ISP DCI Zone 1 at 815-209-6567. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 815-932-7463. Information provided could result in a cash reward of up to $1,000.