There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident on Route 149 (near Spillway Road) on Sunday (April 3, 2016) in Jackson County. The accident happened roughly five miles west of Murphysboro.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at approximately 5:30 p.m.
According to findings from a preliminary investigation, the motorcyclist, identified as William Alexander, 49, of Murphysboro, was driving east when he lost control of the motorcycle and the bike left the roadway.
[As discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page, there are many reason why motorcyclists can lose control of the bike. Usually, an accident investigation determines the reasons for such loss of control.]
An excerpt from the April 4, 2016 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “Murphysboro man killed in motorcycle crash“:
Alexander lost control of his motorcycle and drove off the road.
The sheriff’s department says he was thrown from him motorcycle and suffered severe injuries.
Alexander died at the accident scene, according to the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.
An investigation into this fatal motorcycle accident is ongoing.
Additional details concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above as well as the April 4 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Deadly motorcycle accident in Jackson County.”
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