There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Saturday (June 29) on Interstate 57 (I-57) in Jefferson County, Illinois.
The accident involved a motorcyclist and his passenger. They were traveling northbound on I-57 at approximately 2:16 p.m., when at mile post 96 the motorcyclist lost control as the motorcycle ran over a series of potholes.
After the motorcyclist lost control, both he and his passenger were thrown from the bike. The motorcyclist then hit a guardrail.
The motorcyclist, identified as Michael A. Jordan, 43, of O’Fallon, Illinois, was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The passenger, identified as Pamela W. Schulter, 50, of O’Fallon, Illinois, was taken to a local hospital with a compound leg fracture and a concussion.
An excerpt from the Mt. Vernon Register-News article of July 2 titled “Potholes caused fatal motorcycle crash” :
The state police will perform a crash reconstruction, said Trooper Christopher Watson.
“They typically take up to a month or two before everything is compiled and released,” Watson said of the reconstruction. “It’s a very thorough investigation.”
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Mt. Vernon Register-News article mentioned above, as well as the wsiltv.com article of June 29 titled “Motorcycle Crash on Interstate 57.”
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