Motorcycle Accident In West Frankfort, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident in West Frankfort on May 22, 2015.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at the intersection of East Main Street (IL Route 149 and Sunnyslope Street.  The accident happened as the motorcycle was traveling eastbound, and the motorcyclist failed to properly handle a curve, thereby losing control of the motorcycle and hitting a curb.

The motorcyclist was identified as Jeffrey Reed, 53, of West Frankfort.  The passenger was identified as Nichole Krantz, 31, also of West Frankfort.

An excerpt from the May 26 article titled “2 involved in West Frankfort, IL motorcycle crash“:

Both Reed and Krantz were thrown from the motorcycle and had major injuries. They were taken to a Herrin hospital by ambulance and later flown to St. Louis area hospitals. Reed later died.

The accident remains under investigation.

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 the May 22 article titled “Motorcycle Crash Injures West Frankfort Officer and Passenger.”


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