Motorcyclist dies in Champaign County crash

A motorcyclist died in a crash involving a pick-up truck Tuesday morning., according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

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A motorcyclist died in a crash involving a pick-up truck Tuesday morning., according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

A motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on state Route 55 in Champaign County.

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office did not release the victim’s name pending notification of family, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

The Champaign County 911 Center received a call around 7 a.m. of a traffic crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle in the 10000 block of state Route 55.

A 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling east on state Route 55 when a 2019 Honda motorcycle traveling west went left of center and struck the pickup truck head-on, according to the release.

The vehicles came to a final rest on state Route 55 west of Wallace Road. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies along with fire and EMS crews from Johnson Saint Paris and Christiansburg fire departments responded, according to the release.

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The crash remains under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and Champaign County Coroner’s Office.

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