A 70-year old Grafton man was killed in a single vehicle accident over the weekend in Jersey County. The Illinois State Police report that John Snider was killed when a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle, heading south on Otterville Road left the roadway and crashed into an embankment on Saturday evening. Snider and another passenger, identified as 53-year old Nancy Brown, also of Grafton, were ejected from the vehicle as a result of the collision. Police say it is unclear who was driving the motorcycle at the time of the accident.
Snider was pronounced dead at the scene, Brown was transported to a local hospital via ARCH with serious injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time. The accident remains under the investigation of the Illinois State Police.