Motorcycle driver dies after crash with semi

By Heartland News

SHAWNEETOWN, IL (KFVS) - A motorcycle driver injured in a crash Monday has died.

Dennis D. Smith, 49, of Old Shawneetown was riding a 1999 Honda motorcycle when he struck a semi-tanker truck driven by 25-year-old Ryan Walker of Henderson, Kentucky, according to the Shawneetown Fire Department.

It happened at 11:15 a.m. Monday on the Illinois side of the Shawneetown Bridge on Route 13.

Smith was flown to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Indiana with major injuries to his leg and head.  He later died.  Walker was not injured.

The bridge connects KY 56 with Illinois Route 13 across the Ohio River between Morganfield, KY, and Shawneetown, IL.

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