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Motorcycle driver airlifted to St. Louis after Swansea crash

Driver injured after motorcycle crash on Illinois 159

A motorcycle driver was injured after a crash involving a pickup and motorcycle Sunday morning on Illinois 159 in Swansea.
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A motorcycle driver was injured after a crash involving a pickup and motorcycle Sunday morning on Illinois 159 in Swansea.

A person was airlifted to a St. Louis-area hospital after a motorcycle crash in Swansea on Sunday morning.

A red pickup pulled out of a side street off Illinois 159 near Outback Steakhouse and struck the motorcycle at about 11 a.m. Sunday, said Swansea Sgt. Matt Blomberg. The motorcycle driver was initially transported to a local hospital, then was airlifted to St. Louis.

The driver was conscious and talking to first responders after the crash, Blomberg said.

Kara Berg: 618-239-2626, @karaberg95

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