Motorcycle Crash In De Soto

There was a motorcycle accident Wednesday night (May 20, 2015) in De Soto, Illinois.  This accident involved a motorcycle colliding with a pickup truck.

The crash happened at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Highway 51, south of De Soto.

An excerpt from the May 21, 2015 article titled “Carbondale man taken to St. Louis hospital after motorcycle vs. truck crash“:

According to the sheriff’s office a Dodge pickup driven by Kenneth Gulley, 38, of Carbondale was northbound trying to make a left turn into a business area. Some vehicles were behind the truck while Gulley waited for traffic to clear before turning.

A motorcycle driven by Jacob A. Voigts, 27, of Carbondale, then tried to pass the line of cars. Voigts’ motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the truck and the man was thrown off.

Voigts suffered injuries that were considered to be “life-threatening” in nature.  He was first taken to a local hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, and then taken to a St. Louis hospital.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above, as well as article of May 21 titled “One injured in De Soto traffic crash.”


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