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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after colliding with truck

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BUCHANAN COUNTY (KWWL) -

A motorcyclist is air-lifted to the hospital after a crash involving a truck.  It happened near Highway W13 and Highway 281 in Buchanan County.

Troopers say 22-year-old Jacob Smith, of Oelwein, tried to turn as 35-year-old Gregory Fernau, of Hazleton, tried to pass him on his bike.

Fernau collided with the side of the truck and suffered serious injuries.  He was not wearing a helmet.

Smith was also taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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