Metro-East News

Police investigating after Cahokia man dies in motorcycle accident

A 47-year-old Cahokia man was killed in a motorcycle accident just after 1 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Jerome Lane.

Police said a 31-year-old Belleville man was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Impala west on Jerome Lane when he hit the man riding a Kawasaki motorcycle.

Burt E. Hodges was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 1:48 a.m., St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. said.

There was no one in custody Monday morning in connection to the crash and police are investigating the accident with a reconstruction team. Investigators are also waiting on toxicology and lab results, Cahokia Police Chief David Landmann said.

Landmann also confirmed that there was a second accident around the same time but could not provide additional information Monday morning.

Two fatal motorcycle wrecks in a 10-hour period prompts safety warnings from Illinois State Police spokesman Trooper Calvin Dye Jr.

Carolyn P. Smith: 618-239-2503, @carolynhendri18