Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Southern Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident in Southern Illinois on Saturday night.

The accident happened in the southbound lanes of U.S. 67 at Kane Road, which is north of Jerseyville.

The motorcycle was “rear-ended” by a pickup truck as it waited to make a left-hand turn onto Kane Road shortly after 7:00 p.m.

The couple who died at the accident scene have been identified as as  Henry E. Rethorn, 46, and his passenger – and wife – Jennifer, 42, of Kane, Illinois.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as Adam E. Devening, 21, of Kane, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the stltoday.com story of May 12 titled “Two motorcyclists killed when bike is struck by truck in Greene County, Ill.” as well as the May 12 ksdk.com article titled “Kane, Illinois crash kills couple on motorcycle.”


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