West Frankfort Illinois Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident

A fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon east of West Frankfort, Illinois.

James J. Rotramel, 37, of West Frankfort, was pronounced dead at the scene at the accident at 2:55 p.m.

According to Illinois State Police, the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and subsequently struck a utility pole.

The accident occurred on Route 149 roughly one-tenth of a mile east of Cedar Hill Road.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details can be found in the August 31 Benton Evening News story titled “West Frankfort man dies in motorcycle accident.”