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Coroner: Motorcyclist found dead in Rockton identified

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ROCKTON, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockton police say a man found dead in a field Tuesday morning may have been killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday.

The coroner was called to 10400 Owen Center Road around 3 p.m. Tuesday, where the body and a motorcycle were found several hundred feet in the field.

The Winnebago County Coroner says David Lawson, Jr., 42, of Rockford, died from blunt force trauma to the chest.

According to the coroner, it is believed that the crash happened sometime early Saturday morning.

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