UPDATED: O’Fallon couple killed in motorcycle accident

A make-shift memorial developed Monday outside of Mandy’s East State Bar. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

UPDATE: It was reported by Bradley Titze’s family on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon that he had passed away. The family reported that there will be a Memorial Ceremony for Bradley and Amanda “to celebrate these two amazing people and all the amazing ways they touched us.”

The Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at the O’Fallon American Legion.

ORIGINAL STORY AS PRINTED:

O’FALLON – The longtime proprietor of Mandy’s East State Bar, Amanda Titze, passed away in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening in Minnesota. Her husband, Bradley Titze, is reported to have been critically injured.

The accident took place near Winona, Minnesota, according to a report filed by the Minnesota State Police. The two O’Fallon residents were riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Highway 61. A deer crossed into the road from the north and was struck by the motorcycle, causing it to cross over the center curb where it was struck by a south bound Ford Edge SUV.

According to the report Bradley Titze sustained life threatening injuries while Amanda Titze was pronounced dead at the scene.

Amanda ran Mandy’s East State Bar for a number of years and only recently turned it over to Amanda Schmitt in 2015. Titze was described as a very well known and well liked woman.