Coal City Woman Killed in Crash in Vandalia


Published on August 27 2012 9:53 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Coal City woman was fatally injured in a motorcycle crash in Vandalia Friday morning.

The victim was identified as 68-year-old Sharon Lang.

The crash occurred at 11:20am near the intersection of North 8th Street and Janette Drive.  Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen said Lang was crossing a rock parking lot when the cycle she was operating lost traction, causing her to roll the throttle open.  The cycle crossed Janette Drive and crashed into a block retaining wall.

Lang was transported to Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia where Bowen pronounced her dead at 2:31pm.

Bowen's office is working with the Vandalia City Police Department to investigate the crash.