Another motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Granite City this week. 51 year old George Petchulat of the 2600 block of Center Street in Granite City died early Thursday in a single vehicle crash in the city. Police say the accident took place near Oregon Avenue and Benton Streets around 2:45am yesterday.
Petchulat was the only person on the bike and appeared to have lost control and struck a curb. He was transported to St. Louis University Hospital where he later died. On Wednesday morning, 44 year old Jeffrey Pride of South Roxana was killed when his motorcycle collided with a tractor-trailer in Granite City.