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Illinois motorcyclist killed in Iowa crash

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WEST DES MOINES (AP) -- Police in West Des Moines have identified an Illinois motorcyclist who they say died in a vehicle accident.

West Des Moines police said Sunday that 55-year-old John Longman of El Paso, Ill., died in the Saturday crash on Interstate-80 in West Des Moines. Police say Longman was pulling a motorcycle trailer westbound on the interstate when his motorcycle crossed into the eastbound lanes.

Police say Longman fell from the motorcycle and was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound, described as a white SUV. Longman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say the accident remains under investigation.

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