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2 Killed in Weekend Motorcycle Crash Identified

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have released the identities of two people from central Illinois who died in a holiday weekend motorcycle crash.

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards told The Pantagraph in Bloomington that 48-year-old Mitchell Bledsoe of Normal and 35-year-old Karla Blake of Colfax died after the Sunday crash on Interstate 55.

Police said traffic on the interstate slowed due to another crash and Bledsoe lost control of his motorcycle.

Edwards said Bledsoe died at the scene of the accident at 3:24 p.m. Blake died later at a Springfield hospital.

Illinois State Police are still investigating.

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