Crystal City man dies in Interstate 55 motorcycle crash

Motorcycle Death (Fatal)
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A man from Crystal City was killed in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 55 north of Route Z on Thursday evening.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Brandon J. Copeland, 25, was traveling northbound on his Yamaha MT-09 at approximately 6:05 p.m. when he lost control of the motorcycle. The bike veered off the left side of the roadway and struck the center cable barrier, ejecting Copeland.

Copeland, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel from the Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District at 6:38 p.m. His body was transported by Superior Mortuary Transport Service to the St. Louis County Morgue.

Officers from the Pevely Police Department and additional members of the Highway Patrol assisted at the scene.


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