Southern Illinois Fatal Vehicle Accident Involves Motorcycle

There was a fatal vehicle accident in Southern Illinois on Thursday afternoon  (August 29, 2013) that involved a collision between a dump truck and a motorcycle.  The vehicle accident resulted in the deaths of three people, all of whom died at the accident scene.

The accident happened on Epworth Road, approximately two miles southeast of Carmi, in White County.

An excerpt from thesouthern.com article of August 31, 2013 titled “Three dead from accident” :

Sheriff Doug Maier said the dump truck apparently crossed into the oncoming motorcycle’s path, before hitting a tree.

The three people killed include the driver of the dump truck, Robert Leffingwell, 69 of Carmi; as well as two people on the motorcycle.  The two people riding on the motorcycle were identified as Michael L. Barton, 43, of Evansville, Indiana; and D’ella J. Ratley, 35 of Herrin, Illinois.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 29 14news.com article titled “Three fatalities confirmed in Carmi accident.”

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