UPDATE: Beloit Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

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UPDATE (7/3) – The Rock Co. Medical Examiner’s Dept. identified the victim as James Hutchinson, Jr., 26, of Beloit.  He died shortly after arriving at the hospital from his injuries.

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.

Both South Beloit and Beloit Police Departments were called to Shirland Avenue and 8th Street at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday night, where they learned a silver Honda motorcycle had struck a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. 

A witness said the motorcycle was traveling east bound on Shirland at a high rate of speed and struck the back of the pick up truck.

Citizens were performing CPR on the motorcycle rider when police arrived; officers took over CPR until Beloit Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene. The driver was taken to the hospital where he later died.

South Beloit police cite high speed as the cause of the crash.

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