UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed on Rt. 20 in Stephenson County Identified

UPDATE: The victim in a fatal motorcycle accident on Route 20 last night has been identified.

According to the Stephenson County Coroner's office, 29-year-old David Essex died from trauma.

Illinois State Police say he was riding his motorcycle when he crashed into a semi-truck near Route 20 and Rock City Road around 9 p.m.

STEPHENSON COUNTY (WIFR) -- Police are investigating a fatal accident in Stephenson County.

Illinois State Police say a motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a truck.

It happened around 9:00 p.m. Thursday in the center of U.S 20 near Rock City Road, also known as Ridott Corners.

Investigators say the motorcyclist was heading west before crashing into the truck.

Police on the scene say the intersection is still open, however, the center lane in both directions is blocked.

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