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Motorcyclist Killed After Collision With Semi-Truck In Aurora

(STMW) -- A 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed Tuesday evening when his bike crashed into a semi truck in west suburban Aurora, police said.

About 6:35 p.m., the motorcycle was heading eastbound in the 1500 block of Sequoia Drive when its path was cut off by a semi heading the same direction as it made a lefthand turn into an industrial building, according to Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.

The motorcyclist, an Aurora resident, hit the side of the semi tractor. He was wearing a helmet but suffered massive head injuries and was dead at the scene, Ferrelli said.

Sequoia Drive was expected to be closed between Edgelawn Drive and Randall Road for at least several hours, police said.

Illinois State Police are assisting Aurora police with the investigation. Information on possible citations or charges wasn't immediately available.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2015. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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