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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Local man dies in motorcycle crash

  • Alphonse A. Berghager, 43, of Hannibal, Mo., suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, on Route O one mile south of Hannibal.
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  • Alphonse A. Berghager, 43, of Hannibal, Mo., suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, on Route O one mile south of Hannibal.
    The MIssouri State Highway Patrol reported Berghager was riding  2003 Harley Davidson south and failed to negotiate a corner.
    The motorcycle went off the right side of the road and overturned several times, ejecting both the driver and his passenger. Both had been using safety devices.
    His passenger, Olivia G. Berghager, 15, of Hannibal, suffered moderate injuries. She was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital.
    Berghager was pronounced deceased at the scene at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday by Ralls County Coroner Denise Goodwin.
    This was the 20th fatality in 2013 in Troop B, according to the State Patrol.
     
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