Motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run crash on Poplar Street Bridge - KMOV.com

Motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run crash on Poplar Street Bridge

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A wreck on the Poplar Street Bridge has closed several lanes of the EB Poplar Street Bridge. Credit: KMOV A wreck on the Poplar Street Bridge has closed several lanes of the EB Poplar Street Bridge. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A motorcyclist died in a crash that closed several lanes on the Poplar Street Bridge Monday night.

The accident occurred around 8:00 p.m., closing the eastbound lanes for hours. 

Police said Curtis Hudiburgh, 26, from Lincoln, Nebraska was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle when traffic began slowing. He then started to hit the brakes and lost control of the motorcycle, laying it down on the roadway.

Hudiburgh was then hit by the rear wheels of a tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck kept driving.

If you have any information on the crash or the tractor trailer's whereabouts, call Illinois State Police at 618-346-3631.

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