Certain details regarding the fatal collision – especially its causes – appear limited at this time.
According to authorities, first responders received a call shortly after 9:00 p.m. regarding a collision between a tractor hauling a hay baler, and a motorcycle with a male rider and female passenger.
The accident happened just to the south of the Route 37 and Country Club Road intersection.
An excerpt from the kfvs12.com article (with video) of July 19, 2015 titled “1 dead, 1 airlifted after motorcycle accident in Franklin Co.“:
According to Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler, Officers found the male driver of the motorcycle with multiple injuries.
He was airlifted to an Evansville, Indiana hospital.
Leffler says the female passenger of the motorcycle was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.
The tractor driver was not injured during the collision.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) are handling the accident investigation.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article seen above, as well as the wpsdlocal6.com article titled “Woman dies in Saturday night southern Illinois motorcycle crash.”
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