Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Jersey County

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday (October 17, 2016) afternoon on Illinois Route 100 (also known as  Great River Road) in Jersey County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), a preliminary traffic accident investigation indicates the fatal accident happened at approximately 1:00 p.m., as a motorcycle (a 2000 Ultra Custom) was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 100.  At that time, the motorcycle struck a 2001 Ford truck that was attempting to cross Illinois Route 100 at Lockhaven Road.

During the collision, both the motorcyclist and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle.  The motorcyclist, identified as Keith Berry, 58, of Caseyville, died at the accident scene.

The motorcycle passenger, identified as  Deborah Sereday, 55, of Caseyville, was flown to Barnes Jewish Hospital (St. Louis) in critical condition.

An excerpt from The Telegraph article of October 17, 2016, titled “2-vehicle crash Monday kills motorcycle driver“:

The driver of the truck, Michael Heitzig, 24, of Jerseyville, was issued a citation for failure to yield at an intersection.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police (ISP) Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Telegraph article mentioned above as well as the October 17 ksdk.com article titled “Man killed after truck, motorcycle crash on Great River Road.”


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