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MONTROSE — A 20-year-old man from Highland Park died Friday afternoon after his motorcycle slid into the path of a semitruck, Illinois State Police said. 

Police identified the deceased man as Zachary Cohen.

The crash took place at 1:22 p.m. on the Dieterich Blacktop at County Road 2300, about two miles south of Montrose, police said. 

According to the early investigation, Cohen was traveling north when he lost control and slid into the path of the semi. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semitruck, a 30-year-old Mattoon man, was taken to HSHS St. Anthony Hospital, in Effingham. His condition was unavailable. 

No charges have been issued in the crash, police said. 

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Contact Donnette Beckett at (217) 421-6983. Follow her on Twitter: @donnettebHR


"Together Decatur" Columnist and Food and Drink Reporter

“Together Decatur” columnist and food and drink reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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