Two men were killed in Madison County in separate accidents on Tuesday.  A Jerseyville man died in a crash while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 270 at Route 203 in Granite City, and an Edwardsville man died after his truck hit a utility pole late Tuesday in Edwardsville.

The Madison County Coroner’s Office reports 45 year old Lester Ames of the 19-thousand-600 block of Darren Lane in Jerseyville was driving on the eastbound ramp of Interstate 270 from Illinois 203 when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail Tuesday afternoon.  He was taken to Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City where he died.  Police say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.   26 year old Daniel Hurt of the 5000 block of Barnes Lane in Edwardsville died when he apparently lost control of his truck while driving south on Sand Road in Edwardsville Tuesday night, and hit a utility pole and overturned.  He died at Anderson Hospital, and police say he was not wearing a seatbelt.


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