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Motorcyclist dies in early morning crash in Edwardsville

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A motorcyclist has died following an accident that took place in Edwardsville early Wednesday.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. on southbound Route 157 between Fruit and Hazel Rd on a two-lane highway. A preliminary investigation revealed that Joshua Renfrow, 26, failed to yield on a curve, causing his motorcycle to go off the roadway and into a ditch embankment. 

Renfrow was ejected and the bike struck several trees, police say. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Illinois State Trooper Calvin Dye said the accident was potentially weather related.

The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

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