Fatal Southern Illinois Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident on Friday (April 11, 2014) afternoon in Caseyville, Illinois.

This motorcycle accident happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. Friday, when a woman in a car,  traveling south on Illinois 157, attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Tucker Lane.  According to Caseyville Police, in doing so she apparently drove into the path of a motorcycle traveling northbound on Illinois 157.  A collision occurred, with the car hitting a Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Denny Suchman, 49, of Belleville.   There was also a passenger on the motorcycle, identified as Kristi Petroski, 45, of Cahokia.   During the accident Petroski was ejected.  She was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office.

Suchman was taken to a local hospital.

The driver of the car was identified as Jasmine Pierson, 22, of Edwardsville. According to the Caseyville Police Department, she was cited for failure to yield, disobeying a traffic control device and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 12, 2014 bnd.com article titled “Cahokia woman killed in motorcycle crash” as well as the April 12 kmov.com article titled “Female passenger killed in motorcycle crash in Caseyville.”


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