Motorcyclist killed in chain-reaction crash on MO-47 near Washington

WASHINGTON, MO – A man was killed early this afternoon when his motorcycle was struck from behind on MO-47 south of Washington, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.

Eddie Jacobs, 62, was stopped in traffic north of Woodland Drive when he was hit from behind by a 2012 Nissan Altima whose driver was not paying attention to the road. Jacobs’ Harley-Davidson was subsequently crushed between the Nissan and a 2019 Jeep Cherokee stopped in front of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mark Krill, the Nissan’s 31-year-old driver, was taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries, while the woman driving the Nissan was transported to the same facility with moderate injuries.

It is unclear whether Krill will face criminal charges for his role in the crash.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle crash, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to hold reckless drivers accountable for their actions or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys.

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