Motorcyclist Dies Following Collision With Car In Fairview Heights

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle accident on June 22, 2016 in Fairview Heights after which the motorcyclist passed away from his accident injuries.

The car-motorcycle accident happened at Frank Scott Parkway and Sullivan Drive, which is also referred to as Union Hill Road.  The two vehicles involved in the crash were a Chevrolet Impala and BMW motorcycle.  The crash happened shortly before 5:00 p.m.

An excerpt from the June 27, 2016 article (with video) titled “Fairview Heights motorcyclist succumbs to injuries after crash“:

Police said a preliminary investigation showed the driver of the Impala did not yield the right-of-way when making a left turn onto Sullivan Drive, also known as Union Hill Road, from Frank Scott Parkway. The driver, identified as Darriel Clayton, was cited for failing to yield, according to police.

The motorcyclist was identified as Jorge J. Marles, 32, of Fairview Heights.  He was initially taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, and then flown to St. Louis University Hospital.  He died on Thursday.

Clayton, of East St. Louis, was not injured in the crash, but as a precaution was also taken to Memorial Hospital.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the The Metro East Crash Assistance Team and the Fairview Heights Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the June 28 article titled “Motorcyclist dies of injuries in Fairview Heights crash.”


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