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Wood River Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Police have identified a man who was killed in a motorcycle crash in Wood River on Friday, Apr. 12.

William Morales of Wood River was pronounced dead Friday at the Emergency Department of the Alton Memorial Hospital after life-saving measures were unsuccessful. The crash occurred on Madison Avenue near Second Street. According to Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn, Morales, 28, died as a result of blunt trauma to the torso.

Routine toxicology testing for the presence of alcohol and drugs will be performed. The crash remains under investigation by the Wood River Police Department, Illinois State Police Accident Reconstruction Division and the Madison County Coroner's Office.