West Frankfort, IL man fatally injured in motorcycle crash

A West Frankfort, Illinois man died after he crashed his motorcycle Friday night.

Illinois State Police say 36-year-old Mark Holtz was riding his motorcycle on Orient Road just south of Carr Road in Franklin County when he failed to make the curve near the intersection with Carr Road and drove into a ditch.

Holtz was ejected off the motorcycle when he crashed. He was taken to a local hospital and later transferred to a St. Louis area hospital before succumbing to his injuries.

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