Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Interstate 57 In Jefferson County

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (June 26, 2016) in Jefferson County.  The accident happened on exit 94 of Interstate 57.

The accident happened at approximately 8:00 p.m.

An excerpt from the wsiltv.com article of June 27, 2016, titled “Mt. Vernon man dead after motorcycle accident“:

Mt. Vernon Police Chief Chris Deichman says the preliminary investigation shows a semi driver pulled off the interstate at Exit 94, decided to re-enter the highway, and didn’t stop at the stop sign. He pulled into the path of a motorcycle driven by Donald Christopher Hopkins, 44.

Hopkins died at the accident scene. The driver of the truck was cited for failure to yield.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wsiltv.com article mentioned above as well as the June 28 wmix94.com article titled “Name Of Motorcyclist In Fatal Accident Released.”


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