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Mount Zion motorcyclist dies in collision with semitruck
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Mount Zion motorcyclist dies in collision with semitruck

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MOUNT ZION — A Mount Zion man was killed Saturday evening when his motorcycle was in collision with a semitruck on rural roads east of Oreana near Oakley.

Macon County Coroner Michael E. Day identified the rider Monday as Ricky Allen Smith, 45.

Day said the collision happened at the intersection of Oakley and Caleb roads and Smith was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:30 p.m.

“The victim suffered massive head injuries in the crash,” Day added, noting the release of Smiths name had been delayed to allow for notification of family members.

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The crash is being investigated by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and, in a statement, police said they had been called to the accident scene at 5:24 p.m. “The 77-year-old male operator of the semitruck with trailer was not injured,” the police statement added.

The coroner said his office was now awaiting the results of routine toxicology tests as the police investigation continues. Day said he expected to be able to release the name of the rider sometime Monday.


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