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Carlinville Motorcyclist Dies in Wednesday Evening Crash on Rte 108

A Carlinville motorcyclist loses his life in a Route 108 crash, just west of I-55. 49-year-old Ronald Schaaf was trying to pass a pair of vehicles when his motorcycle collided with a truck hauling a box trailer just before 6pm Wednesday. The box truck driver was turning left onto East Second Street as Schaaf approached. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash shut down the highway for some four hours as police investigated.  The driver of the truck, Harold K. Schmidt, 57, of Carlinville, was not injured. There are no indications of citations.