Third Fatal Motorcycle Wreck in Area

(St. Francois County, MO) A Bonne Terre man, 45 year old Rex E. Tschikof, is dead after a Tuesday night motorcycle accident in St. Francois County. Highway Patrol records indicate Tschikof was riding his motorcycle west on Silver Springs Road, west of Berry Road, when he lost control of the bike and it ran off the right side of the road and smashed into a tree. The crash happened at 11 pm. Tschikof was wearing a helmet during the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It's the third fatal motorcycle accident in the area the last few days.