Southern Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Accidents In Granite City

There have been two fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accidents in two days this week in Granite City, Ilinois. 

Details regarding these accidents and their causes appear limited at this time.

The first happened on Wednesday (May 7, 2014) when a motorcycle collided with a Budweiser tractor trailer truck just after 6:00 a.m.  The motorcyclist was identified as Jeffrey Pride, 44, of South Roxana.

An excerpt from the article of May 8, 2014, titled “Granite City man dies in second fatal motorcycle crash in 2 days” :

Police said Pride was traveling south on Missouri Avenue toward the intersection with Konzen Court, when he struck the tractor-trailer turning north from Konzen onto Missouri. Pride was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second fatal motorcycle accident happened the next day, Thursday, May 8, 2014.

This motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle that crashed at approximately 2:45 a.m., near the intersection of Oregon Avenue and Benton Street.  The motorcycle may have hit a curb.  

The motorcyclist was identified as George Petchulat, 51, of Granite City.  He was taken to St. Louis University Hospital, where he died shortly thereafter.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these Southern Illinois fatal accidents can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above, as well as the May 8, 2014 article titled “Fatal motorcycle crash is second in two days in Granite City” as well as the May 7 article titled “Motorcyclist killed in accident with Budweiser truck.”


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