One killed in motorcycle crash

SABULA — A Davenport man is dead as the result of a motorcycle accident Friday afternoon near Sabula.

Lee J.W. Fersch, 51, was killed in the single motorcycle accident on U.S. 52/64, which is the Sabula-Savanna, Illinois river bridge causeway, one mile north of Sabula.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the accident at 2:44 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicates Fersch was northbound on the causeway, approaching a curve to the right. He failed to negotiate the curve and drove into a guardrail on the other side of the road.

He was taken to MercyOne Medical Center in Clinton, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation.