Coroner Leffler Confirms 2/13/2021 Traffic Crash Fatality

(WEST FRANKFORT) Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed that a 43-year-old male died in a head on motor vehicle accident on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The accident occurred Route 149 East of West Frankfort near Dunston Road.  The deceased victim was a passenger in a Kia passenger car, that was involved in a head on collision that sent three other people to the hospital.Weather conditions were not a factor in the crash. The deceased male subject was pronounced dead at 6:50 p.m. by the Franklin County Coroner. The deceased male had to be extricated from the wreckage and was transported to the Franklin Hospital Morgue.

The 43-year-old male victim is identified as Dave Caleb Bradley of West Frankfort, IL. The driver of the KIA passenger car and the driver and passenger of the Ford Dual Wheel truck, names are being withheld at this time. The Franklin County Sheriff Department is in charge of the crash investigation.


The Franklin County Sheriff Department, Franklin County Coroner’s Department, West Frankfort Fire Department and Benton Fire Department were all on scene of the crash investigation.


No further information is available at this time.