Fatal Southern Illinois Motorcycle Accident

There was a Southern Illinois fatal motorcycle accident Monday (November 11, 2013) on U.S. 45.

The accident, which happened near the border of Johnson County and Massac County, happened when a motorcycle heading southbound on U.S. 45 struck a deer.  After this collision, the two people riding on the motorcycle were ejected.

The motorcycle was driven by Paul D. Meyers Jr., 49, of Grand Chain.  He was taken to Deaconess Hospital.

The motorcycle’s passenger, identified as Valerie A. Caulfield, 47, of Joppa, died at 3:55 p.m.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article of November 13, 2013 titled “Joppa woman killed in motorcycle crash” as well as the kfvs.com article titled “Woman killed in motorcycle crash.”


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