Man Killed After Being Struck by Truck

There was a Vehicle vs. Bicycle fatal traffic crash in Alexander County on Illinois Route 3 on Airport Road. The crash happened on Wednesday morning just after 6.a.m. A preliminary investigation indicates that 58 year-old David Coleson was riding a bicycle south on Illinois Route 3 near Airport Road in Alexander County and a 2004 White Chevrolet Truck being driven by 54 year-old Dennis Bigham was also traveling south and began to pass the bicycle. The bicyclist turned left, directly in the path of the truck and the driver of the truck was unable to avoid striking the bicycle. The bicyclist was succumbed to his injuries and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not hurt in the crash. The roadway was closed for around 30 minutes during the crash investigation and it is still being investigated.








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