Washington County motorcycle accident claims life of Breese man

WASHINGTON COUNTY — An early morning motorcycle accident near Okawville claimed the life Saturday of a 28-year-old Breese man.

According to Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger, Chad Wright was driving southbound on County Highway 12 near the intersection with Nightingale Road Saturday morning, when his motorcycle left the west side of the road, and struck a concrete culvert, causing Wright to be thrown from the motorcycle. He landed in a field approximately 73 yards from the crash.

Wright, who was traveling alone, was pronounced dead at the scene. The results of toxicology tests performed are pending.

The accident remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Okawville Police and the Washington County Coroner’s office.