Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Coles County, Illinois

On Sunday, May 6, a fatal motorcycle accident happened in Coles County, Illinois.

The accident claimed the life of Joseph Eveland, 27, of Mattoon, Illinois.

Details on the accident appear limited.

The following is an excerpt from the Wandtv.com story of May 7, titled “Deadly Motorcycle Crash In Coles County Sunday” :

Coles County deputies say they were called out to County Road 300 north just west of Lerna just after 12 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies say Joseph Eveland was speeding and lost control of the motorcycle. He was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center where he was pronounced dead.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Wandtv.com story cited above.

The Illinois National Guard Public Web Site News Release of May 8 titled “Mattoon Soldier Killed In Off-Duty Motorcyle Accident” contains remembrances.


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