Fatal Belleville Car-Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist and passenger died after being in a motorcycle collision with a car Thursday night (August 17, 2017) in Belleville.

According to Belleville Police, the collision occurred at approximately 8:49 p.m. at the intersection of South Belt West and State Street.  The collision involved a 2000 BMW 259R motorcycle and a Chevrolet Cruz car.

The motorcyclist, Mark D. Maedeker, of Mascoutah, and passenger, Ellen L. Womack, 60, of Fairview Heights, died following the accident.

An excerpt regarding the driver of the car, from the bnd.com article of August 18, 2017, titled “Two motorcyclists killed in killed in crash; car’s driver in custody“:

The other vehicle, a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz, was driven by a 23-year-old man who was treated at the scene, then taken into police custody for further investigation. His name was not released.

The accident reconstruction and investigation continues.

Those who may have information regarding this fatal crash are asked call the Belleville Police Department at 618-234-1212.

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 August 18 fox2now.com article titled “Motorcycle driver, passenger killed in Belleville crash” and the bnd.com article of August 21 titled “Motorcycle crash victims identified as metro-east residents.”


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