Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Rockwood

There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (October 3, 2015) in Rockwood.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at 4:45 p.m. on Illinois 3 near Coffee Street.  At that time, a motorcyclist collided with another motorcyclist who was attempting to make an illegal u-turn.

During the collision, the two motorcyclists, as well as a passenger on one of the motorcycles, were ejected.  None were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

The motorcyclist and passenger on the motorcycle that was attempting the u-turn were identified as Ricky D. Niemeyer, 27, of Red Bud and Michelle L. Kent of Red Bud, respectively.  They were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

An excerpt from the October 5, 2015 Belleville News-Democrat article titled “Nine months after daughter died in crash, man in killed in motorcycle wreck“:

Niemeyer was cited by police for making an illegal u-turn and riding a motorcycle without a motorcycle certification on his driver’s license.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above, as well as the October 4 Randolph County Herald Tribune article titled “Red Bud man fatally injured in Rockwood wreck.”


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