Centralia man killed in motorcycle crash in Clinton County

CLINTON COUNTY — A 52-year-old Centralia man was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday as he was traveling U.S. 50 in Clinton County.

According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Jeff Young was driving his motorcycle westbound along the Wedekemper Curve at Boulder Road. His passenger, Jodi Blackwell, says they heard a loud noise under the motorcycle and looked down. It was then that Young apparently lost control of his motorcycle.

Both Young and Blackwell were transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia for treatment. Cannon says Young was pronounced dead a short time later from multiple blunt force trauma, and Blackwell was transported to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Funeral arrangements for Jeff Young are being handled by Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for futher information.