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Man killed by motorcycle crash in Chester, Ill.

David L. Straight David L. Straight

An Illinois man is dead following a motorcycle crash early Saturday evening just outside of Chester.

It happened before 6 p.m. on Shawnee Trail Road, also known as County Road 3, 6-miles northeast of Chester.

Witnesses say David L. Straight, 53, of Chester was driving the motorcycle, lost control, skidded off the right side of the road and crashed into a bean field.

Friends say he was part of an memorial motorcycle poker ride Saturday.

The memorial-charity ride was sponsored by the American Legion for the late Tim Hartman who died 5-years-ago in a motorcycle crash.

Family members say Tim and Dave were friends and the two used to ride together.

Dave also was a long-time employee at the Rozier's Country Market in Chester.

The Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chester.

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