Thompsonville man dies after motorcycle crash on Rte. 149 | News
FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Thompsonville man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle wreck after he was found by bicyclers.
William D. "Rocky" Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck at 6:39 a.m. on Route 149 near Ice Road.
Franklin County Coroner Marty P. Leffler was notified at 6:07 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 of a motorcycle fatality east of West Frankfort. According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, a 911 call came in at 5:55 a.m. of a motorcycle crash that was found by bicyclers. When the ambulance arrived, Murphy was found to have no vital signs.
The sheriff's department also dispatched an accident reconstruction officer from their department to investigate the crash. They say Murphy was traveling east on Route 149 when he ran off the road and hit some trees. According to the sheriff's department, it appears the crash happened several hours before it was discovered by the bicyclers.
According to the sheriff's department, Murphy's body was taken to the Franklin Hospital Morgue for toxicology testing.
They say funeral arrangements for Murphy are pending at this time with the Union Funeral Home of West Frankfort.
This case is under the investigation of the Franklin County Coroner, and Franklin County Sheriff's Department.
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