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Brownstown man fatally injured in wreck

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By The Staff

A Brownstown man died from injuries sustained in an accident south of Shobonier on Friday morning.
Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen said Matthew L. Sefton of rural Brownstown, 52,  was traveling south on U.S. Route 51 near County Road 800 North on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he struck the rear of an SUV.
The Illinois State Police said that the SUV, driven by David A. Meseke, 46, of Vandalia, was stopped on the highway, preparing to make a left turn.
Sefton was pronounced dead by Bowen at Fayette County Hospital at 10:48 a.m. on Friday.
Bowen’s office and the Illinois State Police are continuing to investigate the accident.