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ST. PETERS, Mo. - Family, friends, and students will pay respects to a teacher who died in a traffic crash last week.

Will Gillespie died Friday, May 23 in a motorcycle accident as he left work. He collided with a truck and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Gillespie was a teacher at Eureka High School and a coach at Francis Howell High.

Visitation is Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles.

Gillespie's funeral will be held Thursday morning.

In lieu of flowers, Gillespie's family said donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Five Acres Animal Shelter.

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