Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Southern Illinois

There was a fatal motorcyclist accident in Southern Illinois on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), witnesses say that this motorcycle accident happened as a motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed, and lost control as he was on the ramp from Illinois 203 to eastbound Interstate 270 in Granite City, Illinois.  As the motorcyclist lost control, he collided with a guardrail post.  The accident happened at approximately 3:02 p.m.

After being taken to a local hospital, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead.

The motorcyclist was identified as Lester E. Ames, 45, of Jerseyville, Illinois.

This fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the ISP.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 12, 2014 bnd.com article titled “Authorities identify motorcyclist killed in high-speed accident” as well as the March 12 ksdk.com article titled “Jerseyville, Ill. man killed in motorcycle accident.”


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