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Driver charged following deadly motorcycle crash

PEORIA, Ill. - A man is facing charges after a crash leaves a motorcyclist dead.

56-year-old Hasmukhlal Patel is charged with causing an accident resulting in injury or death, failure to reduce speed, improper left turn into oncoming traffic and failure to give information or render aid.

Police believe Patel was headed east on Charter Oak Road early Saturday morning, when he tried to make a left-hand turn and collided with the motorcycle 43-year-old Timothy Duncan was riding.

Duncan was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police say Patel originally left the scene, but did return to talk to officers.


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