Jefferson County FPD mourns death of firefighter in West Frankfort motorcycle crash

WEST FRANKFORT — Jefferson County is mourning the death of a member of its fire protection district in Tuesday car versus motorcycle crash in Franklin County.

The crash happened around noon in the 300 block of South Logan Street in West Frankfort.

Melton, the motorcycle rider, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the other vehicle involved suffered minor injuries.

The West Frankfort Police department has not released the name of the victim; however the Jefferson Fire Protection District confirmed through social media that Joshua Melton died in the crash. He was a volunteer firefighter with the department.

Other law enforcement agencies have shared their condolences through Facebook.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.