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Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-70 in St. Charles County identified

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Austin Bergheger
Credit: MoDOT

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — The motorcyclist killed in a crash along Interstate 70 in St. Charles County Wednesday morning has been identified.

The crash happened at around 9 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-70 near Mid Rivers Mall Drive. The crash forced emergency crews to close several lanes of the highway while responding and investigating what happened.

According to a crash report, the motorcycle was attempting to pass an SUV and ran into the back of a pickup truck. The SUV then hit the motorcycle.

According to the St. Charles County Ambulance District, the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Thursday, he was identified as 26-year-old Austin Bergheger of Hannibal.

No other information about the crash, including the victim's identity, has been released.

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