There was a fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident early Friday morning (May 19, 2017) in Godfrey. According to preliminary crash information findings, this motorcycle accident involved a loss of motorcycle control.
First responders, including sheriff’s deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Alton Police Department, went to the accident scene at approximately 2:30 a.m. The crash happened on River Road, approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Clifton Terrace Road.
According to police, the motorcyclist was riding northbound on River Road at the time of the accident.
The motorcyclist, identified as Michael J. Fraise, 28, of Alton, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
An excerpt from The Telegraph article of May 19, 2017, titled “Alton man dies after crashing motorcycle early Friday on River Road“:
The crash was investigated, and it was later determined that Fraise had lost control of the motorcycle while traveling at a high rate of speed. He struck a guard rail located on the bluff side of the roadway, sustaining fatal injuries as a result.
Additional details regarding this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Telegraph article mentioned above as well as the May 19 kmov.com article titled “Alton man dies in motorcycle accident early Friday morning.”
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