Saturday, September 24, 2011

Driver In Fatal Motorcycle Wipeout Crash Sought After Leaving Scene

Brandon J. Siebert

Motorcycle driver fled the scene and left injured female passenger at the scene.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 24, 2011

Racine - Brandon J. Siebert, 26, of Caledonia is being sought by police in connection with the fatal motorcycle wipeout crash that resulted in the death of Melissa R. Corona, 24. A news release from Racine police stated, just after midnight on Thursday, Siebert was traveling Northbound on the 2000 block of Lathrop Avenue in an excess speed driving a 1999 Suzuki motorcycle when he lost control and crashed.
Both Siebert and Corona, a motorcycle passenger were ejected on impact. Siebert was able to get up and then fled the scene leaving Corona at the scene.
Corona was taken to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital by the Racine Fire Department rescue unit and later died due to injuries from the crash, according to Lieutenant Charles Weitzel, Acting Public Information Officer.

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