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Coroner IDs motorcyclist killed in crash on Poplar Street Bridge

A 26-year-old Nebraska man died Monday evening on the Poplar Street Bridge after he fell off his motorcycle and was struck by a semitrailer, according to the St. Clair County coroner.

Curtis T. Hudiburgh was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m. Monday, according to St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. Hudiburgh braked as traffic on the bridge slowed down, then lost control of his bike and laid it on the roadway, according to an Illinois State Police news release.

He was then run over by the rear wheels of a semitrailer, and died at the scene.

Eastbound traffic on the bridge was stalled more than an hour Monday night while police and firefighters cleared the crash.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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