The accident happened as a motorcyclist and passenger were riding west on North Belt West around 11:30 p.m. At that time, they collided with a car that was backing out of the Church’s Chicken parking lot at 46th Street.
According to the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office, the motorcyclist and passenger were declared dead at the accident scene.
The motorcyclist was identified as Lincoln R. Shaw, 28, of Granite City. The passenger was identified as Brittany Johnson, 25, of East Carondolet.
An excerpt from the July 10, 2015 bnd.com article titled “Two die in motorcycle crash in Belleville,” quoting St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone:
Shaw and Johnson were ejected from the motorcycle after the collision and sustained fatal head and chest injuries, Stone said.
This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above as well as the July 10, 2015 kmov.com article (with video) titled “2 killed during late-night motorcycle crash in Belleville.”
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