Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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A 51-year-old Rockford man is dead tonight after trying to avoid a collision on his motorcycle.

It happened at 23rd Avenue and 20th Street in Rockford. Police say the biker had gone around the right side of a car turning left onto 23rd Street.

Then, trying to avoid a collision with another car, the rider dropped the bike, hitting his head on the concrete. He was taken to Swedish American Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the man is being withheld pending notification of family.